Update from OSP – 9:17 a.m. June 1, 2013
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday evening’s single vehicle traffic crash along Lower Klamath Lake Road south of Merrill in Klamath County that resulted in the death of an adult male passenger and non-life threatening injuries to the vehicle’s driver. The names will be released later today pending confirmation that next of kin were notified.
According to Sergeant Cliff Barden, on May 31, 2013 at approximately 7:28 p.m., a 1988 Chevrolet Metro driven by a 54-year old male was eastbound on Lower Klamath Lake Road when it traveled off the right shoulder and rolled multiple times. The 54-year old male passenger, who was not using safety restraints, was ejected from the vehicle and found deceased at the scene when medical personnel arrived.
The driver was transported by ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was using safety restraints.
Preliminary investigation indicates alcohol is a contributing factor in this fatal crash. OSP is working in conjunction with the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office as the investigation continues.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon State Police Twitter account sent a tweet regarding a fatal crash in Klamath Falls. The tweet was sent just after 8:30 p.m. on Friday night.
The tweet was followed by a press release at 8:39 p.m. repeating the information.