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Junction City teen killed in Hwy. 140W crash

Hwy. 140 fatal crash OSP 1230
Oregon State Police
Teen from Junction City was killed in collision of SUV, pickup on Hwy. 140 west of Klamath Falls Monday afternoon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- A 17-year-old Junction City resident was killed Monday afternoon on state Highway 140W in Klamath County when she lost control of her SUV, which slid into the oncoming lane and collided with a pickup, Oregon State Police reported.

Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the crash near milepost 34 shortly before 4 p.m.

OSP said a preliminary investigation found that the teen lost control of her estabound Chevy SUV and it slid into the westbound lane, where she collided with a westbound pickup driven by a 25-year-old Klamath Falls woman.

The SUV driver sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene, troopers said. The driver of the pickup and her passenger were unhurt.

OSP did not release the name of the teen driver who died, citing agency policy regarding juveniles. Troopers said ice- and snow-covered roads were a factor in the crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Klamath County sheriff's deputies and Rocky Point Fire crews.

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  1. Sorry for the loss but the snowflakes will not slow down it speed speed i’m late I needed to be ther a half hour ago I can’t get my s— together I need to speed to get where i’m going

    1. Heck its been happening a lot this winter even to professional semi drivers… sad to say odots cheap and ineffective snow removal methods actually have a very high cost

  2. I wasn’t allowed to go up on the pass until I was out on my own and had enough drive experience… aaaaand I grew up hunting and camping up there. Take a kid from the valley and put them 300 miles from home in that kind of situation on their own? Who the hell let that happen?

    1. Maybe your parents didn’t think you were responsible enough. It’s not like she just turned 16 and only had her license for a couple days.
      You can join the military at 17 with parental consent…

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