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.