Baker man killed in bizarre accident near Troy

Ryan “Sully” Sullivan, 37, Baker City, died when his Chevrolet duel cab pickup accidentally rolled to a stop over a live campfire and burst into flames with Sullivan inside.

By Steve Tool

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on December 6, 2017 9:08AM

This is the remains of a truck that caught fire and exploded near Troy, killing its owner, Ryan Sullivan of Baker City, on Nov. 29.

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This is the remains of a truck that caught fire and exploded near Troy, killing its owner, Ryan Sullivan of Baker City, on Nov. 29.

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The scene of the fatal car fire in Grizz Flats campground outside of Troy. The tire tracks show where the truck was backed over the campfire.

Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain

The scene of the fatal car fire in Grizz Flats campground outside of Troy. The tire tracks show where the truck was backed over the campfire.

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The fatal truck fire occurred in a campsite in Grizz Flats, just across the river from the tiny hamlet of Troy.

Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain

The fatal truck fire occurred in a campsite in Grizz Flats, just across the river from the tiny hamlet of Troy.

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A Baker County man died in a grisly accident at a Grizzly Flat campground near Troy during the early morning hours of Nov. 29. Ryan “Sully” Sullivan, 37, Baker City, died when his Chevrolet duel cab pickup accidentally rolled to a stop over a live campfire and burst into flames with Sullivan inside.

He and another Baker City man were on a hunting trip to the area.

According to Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers, personnel from the sheriff’s office, the county’s district attorney’s office, Oregon State Police, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Fire Marshal and the Wallowa County Medical Examiner investigated the scene.

Rogers stated that the reason for the truck rolling over the campfire is yet unclear.

Sullivan left behind his wife Nicole, and two small sons, Declan and Jack, as well as a child on the way.

A gofundme site has been established: gofundme.com/ryan-sullivan-memorial-fund.





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