Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on HWY 140 Near Mile 44

(Oregon State Police)

On December 6, 2017, at about 11:51 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Highway 140 (Warner Highway), 44 miles east of Klamath Falls in Klamath County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Ford F150 pickup, operated by Carol Lynn Peterson, age 26, of Bonanza, was westbound when for unknown reasons, left the roadway and overturned. Peterson was ejected from the vehicle and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Both lanes of Highway 140 were closed for approximately one-half hour before one lane was opened for commuting vehicles. OSP was assisted by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Bonanza Fire and Rescue, and Klamath County Sheriff's Office.

Speed and icy road conditions are being investigated as possible contributing factors in the crash. It currently is undetermined whether a seat-belt was utilized properly. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.