A serious accident occurred overnight on HWY 39 near Merrill. Klamath Alerts Users report that a car went off the road near Merrill and severed a power pull and landed upside down in a field. According to Pacific Power, the power has been out since at least 4:47am when it was reported to them. We will update with more information once it becomes available. As of article time the power remained out.
A special thanks to Tavo, Terry, and Randy for the reports and information.
Update: Klamath Alerts has obtained additional information:
There was one occupant in the vehicle and he was driving to work. It is reported that he fell asleep while driving, departed the highway, rolled three times at highway speed, and severed a power pole knocking out power for areas of Merrill and Malin. Injuries are reported to be minor for the driver and medical examined him but did not take him to the hospital. OSP is investigating the accident.
The above information is preliminary. We will post more if there is an official press release.
Side Note: Initial reports we received about this accident were that the wreck did not look survivable.
By Klamath Alerts