Oregon State Police responded to a crash on I-84 westbound between milepost 229 and 230 involving numerous vehicles. Responding officers were notified of additional crashes while they were arriving, and then once on scene, officers could hear crashes occurring behind them.
Initial scene response revealed multiple motor vehicle crashes along an approximately one-mile-long stretch of the road involving passenger cars and commercial motor vehicles. The largest crash is estimated to involve between 15-20 cars and trucks. As many as 98 vehicles were involved in all of the crashes.
Emergency medical responders from the surrounding areas were dispatched. The total number of people who were injured isn't known.
The Umatilla County Emergency Operations Center has been activated for this incident.
People who weren't hurt, but couldn't drive their vehicle from the area were transported to the Pendleton Convention Center. Emergency Responders are asking that only persons needing to pick up family members come to that location.
Several agencies are working together to coordinate this large-scale incident.
- Oregon State Police
- Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office
- Umatilla County Emergency Management
- Pendleton Fire
- Umatilla County Fire District One
- Pilot Rock Fire
- East Umatilla County Fire and Rescue
- CTUIR Fire and Ambulance
- CTUIR Emergency Management
- La Grande Fire and Ambulance
- Oregon Department of Transportation
- Additional medic units from Union and Walla Walla County
Interstate 84 is closed westbound from milepost 302-216 and eastbound from 216-265. There is no estimation on when Interstate 84 will reopen.