Man killed in Klamath County crash

Police say a driver didn't stop at a stop sign, which caused the accident that killed the 59-year-old man.

Posted: Mar. 19, 2019 10:56 AM
Updated: Mar. 19, 2019 10:59 AM

YONNA, Ore. -- A Bly man is dead after a crash in Klamath County.  Oregon State Police and emergency personnel say his vehicle was hit when another driver ran a stop sign. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford Ranger PU, operated by Chelsea Ridenour (29) of Malin, was traveling on Bliss Rd. and failed to stop at the stop sign at Hwy 140. A Ford Explorer was traveling on Hwy 140, operated by Frederic Rouviere (59) of Bly, and a collision occurred. Rouviere sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Ridenour and her juvenile male passenger were transported to the hospital with injuries. 

Cynthia Schmidt (59) of Bly, passenger in the Explorer, was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Fire, and Air Link.

Yonna is an unincorporated community in Klamath County.  It's east of Highway 140 in Yonna Valley, northeast of Dairy and near the base of Short Lake Mountain.

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