A Morrow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured early Saturday morning after his patrol car rolled over on Interstate 84.
Deputy Lance Bose was extricated from his vehicle near mile 156 eastbound and transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston, after the crash, which happened at about 1:07 a.m.
According to a news release from Sheriff Kenneth Matlack, Bose had been westbound on I-84 to a reported rollover crash involving two semitrucks just east of the Gilliam County line when he got a second report of a fight involving approximately 15 people in Heppner. He reversed directions and was headed eastbound on I-84 toward the reported fight, lights flashing, when he “passed through an area of icy conditions and subsequently lost control of his vehicle.” The patrol car spun off the road into the south side of the right of way and rolled over multiple times through dirt, sagebrush and boulders.
Boardman Rural Fire Protection District and Morrow County Ambulance responded and extricated Bose, who was conscious and breathing but trapped in the vehicle, and transported him to Good Shepherd with “several injuries.”
Oregon State Police will handle the crash investigation. Matlack said he was thankful to all of the agencies involved for their response and work assisting Bose.