BAKER COUNTY, Oregon -- A Baker City mother is dead and three boys were wounded after a one-vehicle crash on Highway 86 Saturday night.
It happened around 7:15 p.m., about fifteen miles west of Richland. A 1995 Suzuki Sidekick driven by Tanya Marie White, 35, of Baker City, was westbound on Highway 86 near milepost 25.
For an undetermined reason, the vehicle traveled onto the right gravel shoulder while negotiating a left curve. White over-corrected, causing the vehicle to spin about 180 degrees before flipping onto its side and sliding off the road through a fence. It came to rest on its passenger side about 15 feet below the highway.
White was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The vehicle was also occupied by her two sons and a third juvenile male. Her sons, Chase Brister, 15, and Chance Brister, 17, and a third boy, Zachary Ingalls, 16, also from Baker City, were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. All three have been treated and released.
It is not known if the boys were wearing seatbelts.