Multi-car crash on Hwy 97 sends one to hospital



LA PINE. Ore. — A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 Tuesday afternoon resulted in one person transported to the hospital.

62-year-old Frances J. Sittel of La Pine was driving south behind two other cars when the car lost control on the snow-covered highway. It crashed into the back of a car it was following and spun sideways into the northbound lane, striking another vehicle, which caught fire in the middle of the highway. Sittel’s vehicle came to rest off the highway.

In all, four cars were involved in the collision and Sittel was ambulanced to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. The other three drivers were not injured.