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OSP identifies victims in Highway 58 crash


(Updating with names of victims)

Oregon State Police on Tuesday identified an Albany-area man who was killed and three La Pine-area residents injured Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash on an icy stretch of state Highway 58 about five miles west of Crescent Lake in Klamath County.

The crash was reported around 7:15 a.m. near milepost 67 of the highway, nearly 20 miles west of the Highway 97 intersection, troopers said.

Sgt. Jeff Proulx said a preliminary investigation found that Alex Sergio Serrano, 26, the driver of a 2004 Subaru, was heading west on Highway 58 when he lost control on the icy roadway.

The Subaru then slid into the eastbound lane, where it struck a 2010 Nissan SUV. The passenger side of the Subaru was hit, and Serrano was pronounced dead at the scene, Proulx said.

The driver of the Nissan, identified as Duane Cary Sieg, 51, of the La Pine area, and his two passengers, Kaelynn Keyes Sieg, 51 and Dylan Cole Sieg, 19, also of La Pine, were taken to St. Charles Bend for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the sergeant said. Hospital officials said Duane and Dylan Sieg were treated and released; Kaeylynn Sieg’s condition was not immediately available.

One of the family members in the Nissan was flown to Bend by AirLink helicopter and the other two taken by Crescent Fire District ambulance.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Crescent Fire District, Central Cascades Fire and EMS, Air Link and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The crash and investigation closed one lane of the highway for about three hours.

Proulx said the occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts.

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