A Pasco man was killed Wednesday after speeding away from the scene of a hit-and-run crash, rolling his truck and slamming into a power pole, authorities said.
Cory Savage, 35, died at the scene of the 1:30 p.m. wreck on Interstate 84 near Boardman, said Oregon State Police Trooper Mark Amos.
Savage apparently lost control of his silver 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup onI-84, rolled several times and ended up in a field where it struck a high-voltage power pole, Amos said.
Savage was the only person in the truck.
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Troopers learned that Savage reportedly had been involved in a hit-and-run incident a few minutes earlier on Highway 730.
The victim in that crash said the Toyota had been following too close and driving aggressively, Amos said.
The victim pulled over to let the truck pass, and Savage accelerated and hit the victim's 2011 Chevrolet van before speeding away, Amos said.
The truck sustained some damage to the right front wheel and tire.
Savage then apparently sped onto I-84, lost control, spun onto the shoulder and rolled several times, hitting the power pole on the driver's side door.
One westbound lane of I-84 was closed for about five hours during the investigation.
The East Oregonian reported the wreck knocked out power to more than 3,000 members of Umatilla Electric Cooperative in parts of Boardman, Irrigon and the surrounding countryside.
Power was restored later in the afternoon.