On March 17, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on State Highway 140E, mile post 53, near Bly, Oregon.

Based preliminary information, a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Timothy J. Morris (age 35 from Kennewick, Washington) was traveling eastbound on Highway 140E. Morris’ vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times. The Elantra came to rest approximately 40 feet north of the westbound lane. Morris was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There was a 15 year-old female passenger who sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Alcohol and seatbelt usage is being investigated as a possible contributing factor of the crash. The Oregon State Police was assisted by Bly Fire Department. The highway was closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated.

Press release from Oregon State Police