I-84 crash kills Pendleton Roundup bull rider, hurts 2 more


Crash happened Thursday in Umatilla County

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A bull rider in the Pendleton Roundup died after a car crash with a commercial truck Thursday night in Eastern Oregon, police said.

Richard Schleicher, 24, of Stockton, Okla., was traveling with two other rodeo contestants in a Volkswagen Jetta on I-84 in Umatilla County around 8:15 p.m. when the sedan collided with the back of a truck carrying potatoes, according to the Oregon State Police.

The other passengers of the Jetta — Jate Frost, 20, of Randlett, Utah, and Jesse Hopper, 21, of Magnum, Okla. — were seriously injured and taken to the hospital, OSP said.

Frost was transported via Life Flight to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash. Hopper was brought to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland.

The truck’s driver, Ediberto Ramirez Carrillo, 31, of Hermiston, Ore., was not injured, police said.

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