Pick-up, Commercial Truck Crash on Highway 97

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th March Newstruck crash
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the scene investigation into Tuesday morning's serious injury traffic crash involving a pickup and commercial truck on Highway 97 about eight miles north of LaPine at 8:53 this morning. Preliminary information indicates a pickup driven by an adult male was northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 160 when it crossed the center line and collided nearly head-on with a southbound commercial truck. The commercial truck came to rest off the highway in the trees and the pickup was positioned on the highway. The pickup's driver was extricated by firefighters and transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious injuries. The truck's driver was reported not injured. No names available for release at this time. OSP troopers from the Bend Area Command office are investigating.

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