On September 12, 2017 at approximately 1:20pm, OSP responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on State Route 86 near milepost 25, near Baker City.
Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2006 Dodge 2500 pickup was traveling eastbound on State Route 86 near milepost 25, when for an unknown reason the vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment, and came to a rest on the driver's side in the middle of the roadway facing westbound. The driver identified as Jimmy Hilderbrand, age 87 of Halfway Oregon was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other vehicles involved in the collision.
At the time of the collision, Jimmy Hilderbrand was wearing his seat belt and there was airbag deployment. Next of kin notification was made to Hilderbrand's son.