Single Vehicle Fatal Crash Takes Life of Teen Passenger Hanna Doig-Cashell on Interstate 84
Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers are continuing the investigation into Monday evening’s fatal crash on Interstate 84, near La Grande (milepost 256 eastbound).
Preliminary information indicates on April 11, 2016, at 5:46 p.m., a 2008 Toyota Solara, operated by Melissa BOOK, age 19, from La Grande, with passengers Alexis BROWNING, age 18, from La Grande, and Hanna DOIG-CASHELL, age 18, from La Grande, was traveling eastbound and attempting to pass a vehicle, when for unknown reasons, lost control, left the roadway and overturned.
DOIG-CASHELL suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. BOOK received serious injuries and was flown by life flight to Providence Saint Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. BROWNING received serious injuries and was transported to the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.
Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 were closed for approximately three hours following the crash. One lane was opened for two hours until both lanes were reopened.
OSP is being assisted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, La Grande Police Department, La Grande Rural Fire District, La Grande Fire Department, Life Flight, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.
Our hearts go out the families of all of those involved in this tragic incident. This was a terrible accident, and we just hope everyone involved in the crash knows that there are a lot of people thinking of them. Very young lives were impacted in many ways and the impact of this accident will resonate for a lifetime at an unfathomable magnitude for family and friends.
The period after an accident like this can be a very confusing and challenging time especially when friends and family may be involved. We feel fortunate to be able to provide victims of these types of accidents with resources that help navigate these challenging and trying times. We hope these resources help answer some of the difficult questions you have after a fatal accident.
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