Pendleton man killed in rollover near Hermiston

HERMISTON, Ore. - A Pendleton man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash south of Hermiston Tuesday morning.

Michael Patrick Gallegos, 47, was driving on Feedville Road when he crashed just east of Hermiston-Hinkle Road, according to Hermiston police.

Officers and firefighters responded around 9:50 a.m. and found Gallegos unconscious with apparent head trauma. He was transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston where he was pronounced dead.

Speed appears to have been a factor, but police said there were no witnesses to the crash. There were also no obvious signs of impairment.

The case remains under investigation pending the results of an examination by the Umatilla County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Hermiston Police Department and Umatilla County Fire District #1 both responded to the scene of the crash.

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