Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Union County

(Photo: Oregon State Police)

A 27-year-old man died in a crash in Union County Sunday morning.

According to Oregon State Police, at about 6 a.m. Sunday, troopers and emergency crews responded to the report of a crash on Highway 237 near milepost 29, near North Powder.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Ford Focus was heading northbound on Highway 237 when it drifted across the southbound lane and off the road. The car hit several fog markers and then a tree.

The driver, identified as 27-year-old Anthony George of Union, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Oregon State Police say the investigation is ongoing and that contributing factors are unknown.

Troopers were assisted by North Powder Fire and La Grande Fire.

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