Hood River County, OR- On Friday, January 5, 2024, at 8:59 p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash just off westbound Interstate 84 exit 62, in Hood River County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a Chevrolet Colorado, operated by Miranda Kaylyn Archer (36) of Goldendale (WA), was traveling westbound on Interstate 84 when it took the Exit 62 off-ramp. The Chevrolet left the roadway on the exit ramp, went over the guardrail, and down an embankment. The vehicle came to rest on its roof in the parking lot of the Columbia River Villas.

The operator (Archer) was declared deceased at the scene.

A male juvenile (13) was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital.

The highway was not impacted during the on-scene investigation. At this time, speed is a suspected contributing factor to the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Hood River Police Department, Hood River Sheriff's Office, Hood River Fire, and ODOT.

About the Oregon State PoliceOregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.


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