February 24 2018
On October 23, 2017 at about 11:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 82 (The Dalles).
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Toyota Highlander was eastbound on I-84 when it left the roadway to the south of the interstate, crossed a large grassy and rocky median, up a steep embankment and hit the concrete overpass wall head-on. The Toyota then rolled several times coming to a rest on its wheels in the grassy median. The driver, David J HIGGINS, age 42, of Portland, was ejected and died at the scene. Factors being considered in this crash are speed and lack of safety restraints.
OSP was assisted by Mid-Columbia Valley Fire and Rescue, The Dalles Police, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information at this time.