HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say a medical emergency might have caused a traffic fatality near Hermiston.

According to Lt. Gregg Hastings, a passing motorist discovered a car early Saturday in sagebrush about 60 feet off Highway 395. Inside the vehicle, a 59-year-old Umatilla man was dead.

The preliminary investigation found that the vehicle was traveling was northbound when it veered off the road. Hastings says there was no evidence that the car crashed before coming to stop on a hillside.

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