January 18 2018
Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel are on scene of a two vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 97 just north of LaPine (near milepost 161). There is one confirmed fatality.
The highway is closed in both directions with a detour in place. This is a preliminary release, more information to follow pending family notifications.
Expect extended delays and visit tripcheck.com for road status.