|Truck driver injured in crash on Highway 97 south of Klamath Falls|
|Published on Sunday March 20, 2011 - 11:21 AM|
On March 19, 2011 at approximately 8:30 a.m. a commercial truck driven by VINOD PEGNANY, age 32, from Sacramento, California was southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 284 when PEGNANY lost control, struck the guardrail and came to a rest blocking the north and southbound lanes. A northbound commercial truck driven by JOSE R. BARQUEZ-GONZALEZ, age 30, from Tucson, Arizona collided with the stationary semi-trailer pulled by PEGNANY's truck.
BARQUEZ-GONZALEZ was transported by Klamath County Fire District 1 ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls with minor injures.
PEGNANY was not injured.
Both drivers were using safety restraints.
Highway 97 was completely blocked for approximately 2 hours. OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and Klamath County Fire District 1.