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Published on Sunday March 20, 2011 - 11:21 AM
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Klamath Falls, Oregon - A commercial truck driver was injured Saturday morning after colliding with another commercial vehicle on Highway 97 about seven miles south of Klamath Falls. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

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.