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National Park Service Law Enforcement Officer Seriously Injured in Traffic Crash near Klamath Falls
02/13/2009
Sergeant Robert Fenner
Oregon State Police - Klamath Falls
Office: (541) 883-5713

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A National Park Service law enforcement officer received serious injuries Friday morning when he was involved in a collision with a commercial truck on Highway 97 about five miles south of Klamath Falls.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Robert Fenner, on February 13, 2009 at approximately 10:20 a.m. a commercial truck pulling a trailer loaded with apples was operated by KULDEEP SINGH, age 31, from Tracy, California, when it lost control on Highway 97 near milepost 281. Highway conditions were covered with packed snow.
 
The truck and trailer slid sideways across both lanes and collided with a northbound National Park Service sport utility vehicle. After impact the truck and trailer rolled, leaving the trailer coming to rest across all lanes. SINGH was using safety restraints and was not injured.
 
The National Park Service law enforcement officer was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center. Safety restraint use information is not available. For information about the park service officer contact Charles Mayer at (541) 594-3053.
 
Highway 97 was completely blocked for approximately five and a half hours. ODOT had a temporary detour in place during the highway blockage.
 
Troopers from the Klamath Area Command office are completing the investigation and were assisted by ODOT, Klamath County Fire District I, Kingsley Field Fire Department, and Keno Fire Department.
 
SINGH was cited for Careless Driving.