SHERMAN COUNTY:  Vehicle vs pedestrian on I-84

SHERMAN COUNTY: Vehicle vs pedestrian on I-84

(News Release from Oregon State Police)

Posted on FlashAlert: November 12th, 2019 8:53 AM
On Monday, November 11, 2019, at approximately 5:45 pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on I-84 near MP 104.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red and white 2016 Peterbilt Commerical Motor Vehicle, operated by Keith Allen Hille, age 31, of Moscow Mills, Missouri, was traveling westbound on I-84 in the slow lane when he noticed a reflective vest moving around in the lane of travel. He initially thought the vest was blowing around then realized the vest was being worn by a pedestrian, identified as Alejandro Lozano Rivas, age 33, of Biggs Junction, Oregon. Hille swerved to avoid Lozano Rivas but was unable to avoid striking him. Lozano Rivas suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Hille stopped immediately after the collision and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, the Sherman County District Attorney’s Office and ODOT.