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Story by Oregon Herald staff
Published on Thursday September 26, 2019 - 10:04 AM

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at approximately 3:30 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 7 near mile post 44.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota SR5, operated by Evan Simonski-Davis (25) of Baker City, was southbound on Hwy 7 when it left the roadway, struck a rock, and then rolled into a canal.

Simonski-Davis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Speed and failing to use seat belt are being investigated as possible contributing factors.

OSP was assisted by Baker City Fire Department, Baker County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT