PENDLETON, Or.—On Sunday Morning 3:16 A.M. Oregon State Troopers from the Pendleton Area Command and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on I-84 eastbound near milepost 175. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2003 Cadillac CTS, operated by Veronica Andrade (39) of Boardman, was traveling eastbound on I-84 when for unknown reasons the Cadillac veered off the road onto the right shoulder and rolled.
The vehicle was occupied by Andrade and two children, ages 3 and 7 months. The 7 month old was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. Andrade and the 3 year old child were transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center. The 3 year old was listed in critical condition and flown to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland.Andrade was treated and released from Good Shepherd Medical Center. Following her release from the hospital Andrade was arrested and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail for Manslaughter I, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, and Assault 1.
Interstate 84 was reduced to one lane for approximately three hours to allow for scene investigation.The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Boardman Police Department, and ODOT.