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Man Dies in Crash on Interstate 84 East of North Powder

Investigators say the driver lost control and spun around before rolling several times.

Fatal crash near North Powder, Oregon, 4-21-08
Photo: Oregon State Police

(NORTH POWDER, Ore.) - Police say an Idaho man died Monday morning after losing control of his pickup in icy, foggy conditions on Interstate 84 about one mile east of North Powder.

Around 6:00 AM this morning, a 1981 Toyota pickup driven by 38-year old James Hardin Slawson of Kuna, Idaho, was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 287.

Investigators say that after passing another vehicle at speeds estimated at 50 - 55 mph, the pickup lost control and spun around before rolling several times in the center median where it came to rest on its top.

Mr. Slawson was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints. Ada County Sheriff's Office notified his next of kin.

Oregon State Police troopers from the Baker City work site are completing the investigation.

ODOT and North Powder Quick Response assisted at the scene.

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