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FATAL HEAD-ON COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 97 IN KLAMATH COUNTY, OREGON

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KLAMATH COUNTY, OR (October 14th, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at approximately 2:35 AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 235.

The preliminary investigation revealed a southbound silver Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Eric Johnson (64) of Coos Bay, crossed over into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a white Freightliner, operated by Benjamin Rohner (48) of Warrenton.

Johnson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Rohner sustained minor injuries. 

Highway 97 was affected for approximately 3 hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene. 

OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire and Rescue and ODOT.

 

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