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Black ice causes vehicle rollover on Hwy. 3 on Black Friday

Both occupants were out of the vehicle by the time emergency services personnel arrived.

By Steve Tool

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on November 28, 2017 2:30PM

Steve Tool/ChieftainBlack ice is here -- This Chevy Equinox driven hit a patch of black ice on Highway 3, several miles north of Enteprise. The car spun and rolled about 40 feet down an embankment. Driver Ross Chesley of Joseph and a passenger received only minor injuries in the incident.

Steve Tool/ChieftainBlack ice is here -- This Chevy Equinox driven hit a patch of black ice on Highway 3, several miles north of Enteprise. The car spun and rolled about 40 feet down an embankment. Driver Ross Chesley of Joseph and a passenger received only minor injuries in the incident.

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Black ice is believed to have caused a one-vehicle rollover on Black Friday, Nov. 24.

At about 8 a.m., Wallowa County 911 received a call reporting a crash north of Enterprise on Hwy. 3 at milepost 36. Enterprise ambulance and fire department responded along with two units from Wallowa County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver, Ross Chesley, of Joseph, and a passenger were northbound when the vehicle hit a patch of black ice on a shady corner and skidded out of control. The Chevy Equinox careened across the road and rolled down a 40-foot embankment before coming to a rest facing south on its drivers side.

WCSO deputy Neil Rodgers said both occupants were out of the vehicle by the time emergency services personnel arrived on the scene and appeared to have suffered only minor injuries. Chesley and the passenger were transported to Wallowa Memorial Hospital for examination.



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