On Monday, January 2, 2023, at approximately 7:08 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a three-vehicle crash on Hwy 97, near milepost 235, in Klamath County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a commercial motor vehicle, towing a fuel tank, was traveling southbound on Hwy 97 when it lost control and crossed into the northbound lane of travel, striking an Chevrolet Suburban. The momentum carried the commercial motor vehicle into a Dodge Ram 1500, which was parked on the side of the roadway.
As a result of the crash, Roberto Raygoza Rosales (36) of Madras, was declared deceased at the scene. A male juvenile also died due to injuries from the crash. Both Raygoza Rosales and the juvenile were occupants of the Suburban.
In addition to the reported deaths, multiple injuries were associated with this crash.
OSP is currently conducting a criminal investigation of the collision and no further information is available at this time.
OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire, Chemult Fire, Klamath County Fire District 1, and ODOT.
News Release from Oregon State Police