JEFFERSON COUNTY, OR (January 18, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Monday, January 17, 2022, at approximately 10:34 AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 361 near milepost 3.
The preliminary investigation revealed a southbound black Chevrolet Tahoe, operated by Sergio Suarez Sanchez (36) of Madras, crossed into northbound lanes and collided head-on with a gray Ram 3500, operated by John Wallace (60) of Metolius.
Both drivers were transported to area hospitals with injuries. The passenger in the Ram truck, Anna Wallace (56) of Metolius, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Highway 361 was closed for approximately 5 hours for collision reconstruction.
This crash is being investigated as a criminal matter. Updates will be given when appropriate.
OSP as assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.