BEATTY, Ore. — Police say that a Klamath County man is dead and a woman injured after their vehicle slid on icy roads near Beatty on Monday afternoon.
Troopers from Oregon State Police and emergency crews responded to the single-vehicle crash around 3 p.m. in the afternoon, arriving to a spot on Highway 140E less than ten miles southwest of Beatty.
According to a preliminary investigation, 41-year-old William Springer of Beatty was driving westbound in a Nissan pickup when he lost control on the icy highway and rolled down an embankment.
Springer did not survive the crash. His passenger, 51-year-old Michelle Thomasson of Beatty, was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries.
OSP said it was assisted at the scene by the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Bonanza Fire Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.