OSP Investigating Death of ODOT Employee During Work Project Near Echo

Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the death of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee at a work site this afternoon along OR Highway 320 south of Interstate 84 near Echo.

Just after 1 PM, OSP and Umatilla County Sheriff's Office were notified of an accidental death at a chip seal paving operation work site on OR Highway 320 near milepost 35. OSP troopers are on scene and are the lead investigating agency.

Highway 320 is closed at the scene for the duration of the investigation. Oregon OSHA was notified and is on scene.