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Icy Roads Claim Another Life in Oregon Sunday – Besides Bus Accident

Fatal one car truck crash near Stanfield
(Courtesy Oregon State Patrol)

Oregon authorities have released more information about another fatal accident that occurred Sunday morning.

This accident actually happened several hours prior to the tragic bus crash on I-84.  Two people were heading eastbound on I-84 east of Stanfield when the driver, 26-year old Timothy Hancock, lost control on ice and the truck slid off the road and rolled on it’s top in the median.    Hancock’s passenger, 69-year old Freeman Glenn Thomason, of Post Falls Idaho, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hancock’s injuries were not life-threatening.   Hancock was driving a large Ford F-350 pickup, a reminder that regardless of how big your rig is, or even if it’s got 4-wheel drive, make sure you use exteme caution – especially on Oregon roads.

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