One person died in a crash involving two vehicles on Thursday, June 20, near the west side of Dayville city limits.

Two occupants (driver and passenger) in one vehicle were westbound when an eastbound driver crossed the lane causing a head-on collision, Oregon State Police Sergeant Tom Hutchison said.

The sole passenger in the westbound vehicle was deceased at the scene.

John Day Interagency Dispatch Center received a call about the crash at 1:05 p.m., and OSP, Grant County Sheriff's office, John Day ambulance and Dayville Volunteer Fire Department responded.

The two drivers were transported to Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day by ambulance. There were no passengers in the eastbound vehicle.

Air Life responded to Blue Mountain Hospital, but it could not be confirmed if any patients were life-flighted out.

Hutchison confirmed that the deceased was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was wearing a seat belt, Hutchison said.

The names of those involved in the crash have not been released yet. The investigation is continuing.

Angel Carpenter is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. She can be contacted at or 541-575-0710.

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