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One Person Dead After Crash Near Crater Lake National Park

Police say that a 69-year-old man was killed when he left the roadway and struck a tree right at the entrance to the National Park.

Posted: Oct. 1, 2018 12:05 PM

PROSPECT, Ore. — One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 62 near the entrance to Crater Lake National Park, according to Oregon State Police (OSP).

Troopers and emergency personnel first responded to reports of the crash around 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Investigators believe that 69-year-old Darrell Crittenden of Prescott, Arizona was driving his blue 2001 Nissan pickup westbound on Hwy 62 when he suddenly veered off the road near the park entrance and struck a tree.

Crittenden suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators do not yet know why the man left the roadway.

Hwy 62 was reduced to one lane after the crash for about three hours.

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