Richland man identified as victim in semi-truck crash

UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. -- A Richland truck driver has been identified as one of the victims in a series of crashes on Interstate 84 east of Pendleton Sunday night.

Oregon State Police says 51-year-old Mario Santana was found dead inside the Peterbilt truck he was driving.

A Volvo semi had crashed earlier on the icy roads near milepost 221 and his truck blocked part of the interstate.

The conditions were very foggy, and investigators say Santana and another truck driver from Houston, Texas, then collided with the Volvo.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.