Overturned truck closes Highway 97 for two hours

Highway 97


CRESENT, Ore. — Two people were injured in a crash involving a commercial truck and a pickup along Highway 97 Friday morning in Klamath County.

The crash near Crescent happened around 10a.m. when a semi attempted to pass a pickup on Highway 97. The semi overturned, and blocked the highway for more than two hours.

The pickup’s driver, 57 year old Johnny Panos of Crescent, and the commercial truck’s driver, 23 year old Daniel Rylee of Council Bluff, Iowa, were both taken to the hospital in Bend for their injuries.