Community steps in to help crash victims in Grant County

By on Thursday, January 4th, 2024 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

GRANT COUNTY – Grant County Sheriff Todd McKinley wanted to issue a special “thank you” to community members who helped the victims of a crash yesterday. Emergency vehicles including Seneca and John Day Ambulances and Oregon State Police responded to a motor vehicle accident Wednesday, January 3rd on U.S., Highway 395C at milepost 15, near Starr Ridge. Seven people were involved in the single vehicle crash.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office was also dispatched to the scene to assist. Sheriff McKinley said the seven involved included a 2-month-old infant; 5, 7 and 15-year-old males, as well as the 36-year-old mother and father, and another adult male. The two adult males have injuries but did not need to be flown out. The Sheriff noted the children are fine.

The victims’ clothes were wet and damaged from the crash, and Sheriff McKinley said clothing was obtained from Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe at the Methodist Church in John Day. The Sheriff wanted to issue a, “…big thanks to all the community members that helped with this incident.”