Officials identify Walla Walla man who died in wreck

Enrique Gonzales of Walla Walla was killed in a Monday crash on an icy stretch of Highway 11.


MILTON-FREEEWATER -- Oregon State Police have identified the victim of Monday's early-morning, one-vehicle crash as a Walla Walla man.

Enrique Gonzales, 61, was the driver of a pickup truck involved in the 6:50 a.m. crash on Highway 11 near Ferndale Road.

Police said Gonzales' truck was southbound on the highway when it went out of control on the ice-covered roadway. The pickup spun around as it crossed the highway, tripped over the east-side curb, went airborne, landed on its passenger side and crashed into a concrete wall.

Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene. He was using safety restraints, police said.

An investigation into the accident is continuing. Northbound traffic was closed intermittently until the highway was opened about 11:30 a.m.


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