Four Injured in Hwy 97 Crash

CHEMULT, Ore. – Oregon State Police says four people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 97 Monday.

OSP says around 12:34 p.m. a gray Acura sport utility vehicle was travelling northbound when it crossed the centerline and collided with a Ford F-150 pulling a travel trailer.

The driver, Marilyn Christian, 75, of Klamath Falls, was removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel and transported with passenger Albert Christian, 74, of Klamath Falls, by ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center with serious injuries. Troopers say both were using safety restraints and their vehicle’s airbags deployed.

The driver of the F-150, George D. Stone, 64, of Petaluma, Cali. and passenger, Debi Stone, were transported with non-life threatening injuries to the same hospital. OSP says both were wearing seatbelts and their vehicle’s airbags deployed.

The trailer attached to the F-150 was completely destroyed.

OSP is continuing its investigation into the crash. It believes fatigue may have been a contributing factor.

Photos Courtesy of Oregon State Police.

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