On July 11, 2023 (Tuesday afternoon) at 4:29pm, Klamath County 911 was notified of a single vehicle crash on Bliss Road near MP 7. A caller reported to 911 that they had driven up on the scene of the crashed vehicle, which was down an embankment, and the driver was deceased. The caller had to leave the scene to obtain cell service to make the call to 911.

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office responded, along with Sprague River Fire and Bonanza Ambulance, and confirmed the male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was deceased. Family and friends were already at the scene. 

Information was learned that Travis Marion Barton (age 55) had not returned from work the previous evening and the family was preparing to file a missing person report when the crashed vehicle was located. Initial investigation indicates the vehicle left the roadway after failing to negotiate a curve.

Deceased: Travis Marion Barton