At approximately 1:23 AM, during the early hours of Friday April 12, 49-year-old Mike Fowler of Klamath Falls crashed his vehicle on Lakeshore Drive. Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched and upon arrival found that Fowler’s vehicle had rolled over and sustained extensive damage. His passenger, 58-year-old Dale Faust of Klamath Falls, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Fowler was heading west on Lakeshore Drive traveling at high speeds when he lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, and collided with multiple trees. Alcohol is considered the primary factor in the crash.
Klamath County Fire District 1 personnel extricated Fowler from his vehicle. He was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center for minor injuries and then lodged in the Klamath County Jail on multiple charges.
Oregon State Police troopers assisted with the crash reconstruction. Additional details are pending further investigation.
Fowler II, Mike Russell, date of birth 08/26/1969
Criminally Negligent Homicide
Felony Driving While Suspended
Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
Press release provided from the Klamath County Sheriffs Office .