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A two car crash around 5:30 Friday night leaves one man dead and closed one lane of Highway 97, seven miles north of La Pine for two hours. According to the Oregon State Police report, James Judson Palmer, 37,  of La Pine was driving his Honda and attempted to enter Hwy 97 near milepost 160 when he collided with a car driven by Roy Gus McMahon, 48, also of La Pine. Palmer was pronounced dead at the scene. He was an off-duty La Pine Rural Fire Protection District Captain and worked for that department since 1999. McMahon and his passenger, Kimberly Marie McMahon, 48, also of La Pine suffered non-life threatening injures and were taken by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. All occupants were reportedly wearing seatbelts.

 

 

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