KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Police say that three people are dead and another seriously injured after a crash along Highway 140 near Klamath Falls on Thursday morning.
Troopers from Oregon State Police and emergency crews responded to the crash just after 8 a.m. on Hwy 140 near Varney Creek Road.
OSP said that a preliminary investigation of the scene found that 36-year-old KC Brock of Central Point was driving eastbound in a Hyundai Santa Fe when he tried to pass a truck and trailer in a no-passing zone. Brock slammed into a Dodge Dakota, driven by 53-year-old Charles Lundy of Klamath Falls, heading westbound.
Both Brock and Lundy were killed in the resulting crash. Lundy's passenger, 59-year-old Betty Bishop of Medford, was also killed.
Brock's passenger, 27-year-old Kevin Morris of Central Point, was taken to the hospital via air ambulance. OSP gave no further information about the extent of his injuries.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by Rocky Point Fire/EMS and the Oregon Department of Transportation.