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October 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Car hits herd in northeast Oregon, 13 sheep killed

The Associated Press

PENDLETON, Ore. — Thirteen sheep that got into the traffic lanes of Interstate 84 in the Blue Mountains after dark were killed when a driver plowed into them.

The State Police said the driver, a Washington state man, was uninjured. His car caught fire and was totaled, though.

The police said Tuesday it wasn’t clear how the herd got onto the interstate highway south of Pendleton. Attempts to reach the ranch owner were not immediately successful.

The driver was identified as 51-year-old Robert Anderson of West Richland.

The police said the accident was reported about 8 p.m. Monday at milepost 238 near Meacham.

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