On Monday, July 8, 2019 at approximately 4:21 PM, Troopers from the Pendleton Area Command and emergency personnel responded to the report of a ,single fatal, multiple vehicle crash on SR-207 near MP 4.
The preliminary investigation revealed a grey 2013 Dodge pickup, operated by David Wayne Morgan, age 75, of Hermiston, OR was traveling north bound on SR-207 when he made a left turn onto the premises of the Short Stop convenience store. A red 1984 Yamaha XT2 motorcycle, operated by Nathaniel John Bloomer, age 56, of Hermiston, OR was traveling south bound on SR-207 and collided into the side of a 1987 Charm horse trailer being towed by Morgan. Mr. Nathaniel John Bloomer suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at Good Shepherd Medical Center.
SR-207 was closed for approximately one hour following the crash. OSP was assisted by ODOT, the Umatilla County Fire Distict #1 and the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office.
Alcohol is being investgated as a contributing factor of the crash.
No photos are available for this crash.