On May 11, 2022, at approximately 3:48 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 232.
Preliminary investigation revealed a silver Subaru WRX, operated by David Wright (57) of Oakland CA, was traveling south when it crossed the center yellow line into the northbound lane. A northbound gray Kenworth, operated by William Roger (64) of Klamath Falls OR, attempted to avoid the Subaru but the vehicles collided head-on in the middle of the highway. The roadway was icy at the time of the collision.
David Wright sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Both passengers of the Subaru, Matthew Wright (35) of Hayward, CA, and Rachel McIntosh (29) of Van Nuys, ,CA, were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. William Roger had minor injuries.
OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire and Rescue, Chemult Fire, and ODOT.