On Thursday, October 13, 2022 at approximately 2:35 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 235.
Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound silver Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Eric Johnson (64) of Coos Bay, crossed over into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a white Freightliner, operated by Benjamin Rohner (48) of Warrenton.
Johnson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Rohner sustained minor injuries.
Hwy 97 was affected for approximately 3 hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene.
OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire and Rescue and ODOT.