Hermiston woman killed in accident near Stanfield

UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. -- The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office says a 78-year-old Hermiston woman was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash near Stanfield.

The collision occurred just after 7 a.m. at the intersection of South Edwards Road and Feedville Road. Shirley Butcher and her husband, 76-year-old Gerald Butcher, were traveling north on South Edwards when their vehicle crashed into a westbound vehicle on Feedville.

Gerald Butcher was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston before being transferred to another hospital near Portland. His condition is still unknown. Deputies say the occupants of the other vehicle also received medical treatment, but the extent of their injuries is not known.

Both roads were temporarily closed while investigators examined the scene.

Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says the cause of the crash is still under investigation but that deputies do not believe either drugs or alcohol was a factor.