FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 97 IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, OREGON

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, OR (June 29, 2022) - The Oregon State Police Is reporting that on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at approximately 2:23 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 361 and Highway 97. The area of the crash was approximately 1 mile south of Culver.

The preliminary investigation revealed a westbound blue Ford Thunderbird on Hwy 361, operated by Mario Villagomez (31) of Prineville, failed stop entering Highway 97 and collided with a red Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, operated by Martin Fox (65) of Manson, WA, that was northbound.

Martin Fox sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. A passenger, Susan Fox (62) of Manson, WA, was critically injured and transported via air ambulance to St. Charles in Bend.

Villagomez was transported with injuries to a local hospital. 

Highway 97 and Highway 361 were affected for approximately 3 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Fire & EMS, and ODOT. 

 

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