On Monday, October 3, 2022 at approximately 8:58 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 259. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a northbound blue Subaru Legacy, operated by Philip Walter (57) of Chiloquin, crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a Volvo commercial truck, operated by Felix Deleon Jr. (58) of Albany. Both vehicles came to rest on the northbound shoulder. It is unknown why the Subaru left its lane of travel. 

Walter and his passenger, Cynthia Vanvleet (58) of Chiloquin, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased. Deleon sustained minor injuries. 

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