By Shannon McKone on Friday, May 26th, 2023 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News
BAKER COUNTY – (Release from Baker County Sheriff’s Office) On May 25, 2023 at approximately 3:17 p.m., Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of an ATV accident with injuries near Rye Valley Lane. Deputies from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office and Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Huntington Quick Response Unit responded to the area.Due to the difficult road conditions, deputies parked their vehicles approximately three miles from the crash location and hiked in. They made contact with two individuals identified as William Stewart of Ontario and Randy Kilpatrick of Payette, Idaho. Stewart and Kilpatrick were riding ATVs up the steep, rocky terrain when Stewart’s ATV rolled over him. Stewart suffered injuries to his arm and neck.
Life Flight was dispatched to the area and landed approximately one mile from the scene. While deputies were tending to Stewart, Kilpatrick rode his ATV to the landing zone and brought the Life Flight crew and Huntington QRU medic to the patient. After being evaluated by medics, Stewart was loaded onto the ATV and transported to the Life Flight helicopter.
The Baker County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Huntington Quick Response Unit and Life Flight. We are grateful for the assistance of our partner agencies as well as the actions of Mr. Kilpatrick.