Fatal Crash on Hwy 82-Union County

On June 5, 2022 at approximately 7:57 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a motorcycle crash on Hwy 82 near milepost 32.

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound black Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Robert E. Scott (50) of Joseph, lost control and crash. The weather, which was rain and fog, is being investigated as contributing factors. 

Scott was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. A passenger, Linda S. Walker (52) of Joseph, was transported via Life Flight but had sustained fatal injuries and was later pronounced deceased. 

Hwy 82 was affected for approximately two hours. 

OSP was assisted by Union County Sheriff’s Office, Elgin Fire Department, La Grande Fire Department, Life Flight and ODOT.