Fatal Crash on Interstate 84 – Umatilla County

On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at approximately 10:27 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 238.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Freightliner CMV, operated by Chauncey  Rife (41) of Midvale, Utah, was eastbound when it left the roadway.  

Investigators believe Rife possibly had a medical event before the crash. 

Rife was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the the Umatilla Tribal Fire Department and ODOT.