KLAMATH COUNTY, OR (December 23rd, 2021) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at approximately 5:34 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 233.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a northbound silver Honda Odyssey, operated by Yuriel Lucatero Campos (33) of San Ysidro, California, lost control due to icy conditions.
The Honda Odyssey crossed into oncoming lanes and was struck head-on by a southbound International CMV, operated by Christopher Lucio (46) of Tulare, California.
Lucatero Campos and four passengers were transported by ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center.
A fifth male passenger (7) of San Ysidro, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Lucio was not injured.
Highway 97 was restricted to one lane for 6 hours.
OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire and Rescue and ODOT.