Photo courtesy Oregon State Police
SHANIKO — A Pendleton man died when the car he was riding in crashed during a hail storm Saturday on Highway 97 in Wasco County.
Shawn Campbell, 39, was one of two passengers in a Kia Optima driven by Tiarra Burnett, 40, also of Pendleton. The car was heading north near Shaniko about 5 p.m. when Burnett lost control during the inclement weather. According to Oregon State Police, the car fishtailed, struck an embankment and overturned, coming to rest on the driver’s side.
The single-vehicle crash killed Campbell, who was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle. Burnett was not injured and neither was Joseph Perilli, 28, of Pendleton, who was riding in the front passenger seat, according to state police.
All occupants were wearing seat belts.