2 people and over 20 animals involved in MVA south of Seneca

By on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

SENECA – (UPDATE 2/21/24 at 11:18 a.m.): Updated information has come in regarding Tuesday’s single vehicle accident south of Seneca in Grant County. Originally, it was speculated that there were five human occupants in the vehicle. According to OSP Sergeant Will Blood, there were only two human occupants…and over twenty animals involved in the incident, and all are reportedly uninjured.

Sgt. Blood informed our newsroom that a pickup truck pulling a travel trailer lost control on black ice near milepost 31.5 on U.S. Hwy 395C. The trailer struck the hillside off the side of the highway, coming apart and leaving debris over the roadway. Within the truck and trailer were two people, thirteen dogs, four guinea hens, plus an unknown number of rabbits and quail—all were uninjured in the accident.

Sgt. Blood reminds motorists to stay cognizant while the temperatures are still below freezing over many of our Grant County roadways.


PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: On Tuesday morning, multiple emergency vehicles including ambulance and law enforcement were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 395C in Grant County, just south of Seneca.

Initially, scanner traffic indicated there were five occupants involved in the crash. It’s unknown at this time if there were injuries involved.  Road conditions were reportedly slick in the area of the crash, which occurred between mileposts 31 and 32. Our newsroom has reached out to Oregon State Police for more information. A photo of the scene was provided courtesy of Sheriff McKinley.

We’ll provide updates as official information comes in.