Boardman man killed in I-84 single-vehicle crash

Photo contributed by Oregon State PoliceEver Moreno Lerma died Monday night in a fiery single-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Hermiston.

A Boardman man died Monday night in a fiery single-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Hermiston.

Ever Moreno Lerma, 48, was driving eastbound on I84 at about 8:40 p.m., according to a press release from Oregon State Police, when he rolled his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer near Milepost 181 between the Westland Road and Highway 207 exits.

When emergency crews arrived they found the vehicle engulfed in flames. Moreno Lerma had been ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

One lane of the freeway was closed for about three hours during the investigation. Speed is believed to have contributed to the crash, and Moreno Lerma was not wearing a seatbelt. It is not known why the vehicle left the roadway.

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