Baker man killed in bizarre accident

This is the remains of a truck that caught fire and exploded near Troy, killing its owner, Ryan Sullivan of Baker City, on Nov. 29.

A Baker County man died in a grisly accident at a Wallowa County campground during the early morning hours of Nov. 29.

Ryan “Sully” Sullivan, 37, Baker City, died at Grizzly Flat campground near Troy after his Chevrolet pickup backed over a live campfire, where it stopped and caught fire with Sullivan inside.

Sullivan and another Baker City man had been hunting and camping in the area.

Rogers stated that the reason for the truck backing over the campfire is unclear.

According to Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers, personnel from the sheriff’s office, the county’s district attorney’s office, Oregon State Police, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Fire Marshal and the Wallowa County Medical Examiner investigated the scene.

Sullivan is survived by his wife Nicole and two small sons, Declan and Jack, as well as a child on the way.

A fundraising site has been established to help the family: gofundme.com/ryan-sullivan-memorial-fund.

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