On Monday, January 25, 2021 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 140E near milepost 32.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Nissan PU, operated by William Springer (41) of Beatty, was westbound when it lost control on icy roads and rolled down an embankment.

Springer sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Passenger, Michelle Thomasson (51) of Beatty, was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center for injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Bonanza Fire Department, and ODOT.