24-year-old Richard Schleicher dies in fatal Oregon car crash, other Pendleton Roundup contestants injured in fatal Oregon car crash on I-84 – Thursday, September 16, 2021

Oregon Car Crash Death of 24-year-old Richard Schleicher – Obituary

24-year-old Richard Schleicher has died in a fatal Oregon car crash while two other Pendleton Roundup contestants were injured in a fatal Oregon car crash that occurred on I-84. It happened in the evening hours of Thursday, September 16, 2021, when the VW Jetta that 20-year-old Jate Frost of Utah was driving crashed into the back of a commercial vehicle that was carrying potatoes.

Richard was a passenger in the car and sustained fatal injuries to which he succumbed.

Jate, the Jetta driver, was injured and has since been hospitalized. Another occupant, 21-year-old Jesse Hopper, was injured and taken to OHSCU in Portland, Oregon.

The driver of the commercial vehicle, identified as 31-year-old Ramirez Carrillo, survived the accident without harm.

The accident remains under investigation.