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Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 97 neare Crescent
02/15/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Tuesday evening’s two vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Crescent that resulted in the death of two people and non-life threatening injuries to two others. Icy road conditions were a contributing factor.
 
According to Sergeant Keith Taylor, on February 14, 2012 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a 1988 Honda Accord four-door driven by MARK ALBERT HANSEN, age 59, from Talmage, California, was northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 186 when HANSEN lost control on the ice-covered roadway. The Honda crossed into the southbound lane where it collided with a southbound 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by LISA DANIEL, age 47, from Post Falls, Idaho.
 
HANSEN and passenger ELISE M. HANSEN, age 45, from Gloucester, Massachusetts, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Both were using safety restraints.
 
DANIEL and her daughter, CAITLIN M. BROWN, age 13, both received non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Both were using safety restraints and the pickup’s airbags deployed. Two dogs in their vehicle survived and were taken by an OSP trooper to Deschutes County Animal Shelter.
 
OSP troopers from Bend, Gilchrist, and Klamath Falls offices responded to investigate. Local area emergency responding agencies and ODOT assisted at the scene. The roadway was closed for about four hours with a detour in place.