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Two Vehicle Fatal Crash US Hwy 11 at MP 20 Near Pendleton, Oregon

The deceased driver had a pet dog in his vehicle, which was treated for minor injuries and released.

Vincent A. Torrier's vehicle.
Vincent A. Torrier's vehicle.

(PENDLETON, OR) - State police troopers from the Pendleton Area Command say one person died this morning at approximately 8:50 a.m. when two vehicles collided n SR Hwy 11 at MP 20 near Pendleton, Oregon.

Debora J. Alder's vehicle

The occupants of the other vehicle either were not injured, or suffered minor injuries.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers say 77-year old Vincent A. Torrier of Walla Walla, Washington was northbound on SR Hwy 11 in his a 2013 Toyota Corolla, when he made a U-turn in front of a 2004 Ford F350 pick-up driven by 55-year old Debora J. Alder, of Hermiston, Oregon. The Ford Pick-up collided with the Toyota Corolla entrapping the driver - Mr. Torrier - in the Corolla.

After being freed from the wreckage, he was air lifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla were he was pronounced deceased.

The Highway was closed for 4.5 hours.

Mr. Torrier had a pet dog with him in his vehicle, which was treated for minor injuries and released to his next of kin.

Ms. Alder had three passengers in her vehicle - Allen R. Alder, age 54, Dana M. Hanson, age 22 - both of Hermiston, and a 10 year old juvenile from Pendleton. Investigating Troopers do not indicate at this time that intoxicants contributed to the crash.

The Oregon State Police Pendleton Troopers were assisted on scene by: Athena Fire Dept., East Umatilla Co. Rural Fire Dept., East Umatilla Co. Ambulance (Medic 400), ODOT, Pendleton, Athena and Weston Police Departments and Life Flight.

News Release from: Oregon State Police

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