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FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 20 IN MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON

MALHEUR COUNTY, OR (October 19, 2022) - The Oregon State Police Is reporting that on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at approximately 9:49 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 20 near milepost 254.

The preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Ford Aerostar, operated by Florentinus Micheli (42) of Nyssa, struck a pedestrian, identified as Cory Easom (52) of Ontario, who was in the westbound lane at the time of the collision.

It is not known why Easom was in the roadway. 

Easom sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Micheli sustained non-life-threatening injuries.  

OSP was assisted by Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Vale Fire and EMS, Treasure Valley Paramedics and ODOT. 

 

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