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Malin man killed in crash on Highway 50 in Klamath County

Oregon State Police said that 56-year-old Vincente Tapia-Ochoa lost control and slid into the opposite lanes.

Posted: Jan 9, 2020 4:17 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2020 4:21 PM

MALIN, Ore. — A Malin man was killed in a two-vehicle crash along Highway 50 on Thursday morning, according to Oregon State Police (OSP).

OSP troopers and emergency crews responded just before 10 a.m. According to an initial investigation, 56-year-old Vincente Tapia-Ochoa of Malin was driving westbound in a white Volvo when he lost control of the vehicle, sliding into the eastbound lanes.

After losing control, Tapia-Ochoa's Volvo collided with a Chevrolet pickupin the eastbound lanes, driven by 42-year-old Jorge Alvarez-Hernandez of Klamath Falls.

OSP said that Alvarez Hernandez did not receive serious injuries. Taia-Ochoa sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Highway 50 runs between Malin and the intersection with Highway 39, just east of Merrill.

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