MALHEUR COUNTY, OR (April 26, 2023) - The Oregon State Police (OSP) is reporting that on Friday, April 21, 2023, at approximately 1:48 P.M., OSP responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 95, near milepost 10, in Malheur County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a Honda Civic, operated by Andrew Koehler (31) of Santa Cruz (CA), was traveling southbound when it entered the northbound lane in an attempt to pass other vehicles.
While attempting to make the pass, the Honda Civic sideswiped a southbound Dodge Ram 2500, operated by Dexter Hegerhorst (37) of Adrian (OR), and a southbound Toyota Camry, operated by Trulee Shirley Wallace (24) of Lewiston (ID).
The Honda Civic lost control, slid sideways and was T-boned by a northbound Jaguar, operated by Robert Odell (63) of Eagle (ID).
The operator of the Honda (Koehler) was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The operator and passenger, Jacqueline Odell (66) of Eagle (ID), of the Jaguar were transported to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho.
The Dodge Ram operator was not injured. The Dodge was towing a loaded horse trailer, however none of the animals were injured.
The operator of the Toyota Camry was not injured.
OSP was assisted by Life Flight, Jordan Valley Ambulance, and ODOT.