Oregon State Police are asking for the public’s help finding a semi-truck driver thought to be involved in a crash on Interstate 84 outside Pendleton early Saturday evening.
Oregon State Police found a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero SUV on fire and with significant front-end damage west of Pendleton on Interstate 84 on Saturday evening. Authorities believe the vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck, which may not have felt the impact due to high winds in the area.
The vehicle’s driver, 29-year-old Shelley Whitaker of Portland, removed herself from the vehicle and received medical assistance from passersby before being taken to a hospital. A passenger, 35-year-old Tuesday Hailey of Hillsboro, Ore., also was able to remove herself from the vehicle. It’s unknown if she was taken to the hospital.