MALHEUR COUNTY, OR - On Friday, June 30, 2023, at approximately 5:36 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-95, near milepost 65, in Malheur County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a gray Toyota Prius, operated by Raymond Leroy Folsom (74) of Buckeye (AZ), was traveling northbound on U.S. 95, near milepost 65, followed by a red 2017 Volvo semi-truck, operated by Gregory Edward Hunt (36) of Caldwell (ID), towing triple trailers.
The operator of the Prius pulled over to the shoulder and subsequently made a U-turn to travel southbound and was struck broadside by the northbound Volvo.
The operator of the Prius (Folsom) was declared deceased at the scene. Two passengers, Virginia Louise Folsom (76) and John Todd Folsom (51) of Buckeye (AZ), within the vehicle were transported to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise via Life Flight for treatment of their injuries.
The operator of the Volvo (Hunt) was transported to an area hospital by Life Flight.
The highway was blocked for approximately six hours during the on-scene investigation and cleanup. A hazmat team responded due to leaking fuel, paint, and battery acid.
OSP was assisted by ODOT and Jordan Valley EMS.