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Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls
06/23/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 97 about two miles north of Klamath Falls that resulted in the death of a 56-year old Chiloquin man. His name and residence information is now released after next of kin notification was completed.
 
On June 21, 2012 at approximately 8:52 a.m., a 1978 Ford pickup driven by GERALD LEROY DAY, age 56, from Chiloquin, was southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 270 when it veered across the northbound lane, off the shoulder and into a ditch. The pickup crashed head-on into a concrete barrier and DAY was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
OSP troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Sabrina Criswell is the lead investigator.
 
A medical emergency is being investigated as a possible contributing factor to the cause of the crash.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Klamath Falls Fire District 1 and ODOT.

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