LA PINE, OR -- Highway 97 was partially blocked for about two hours Thursday morning, while law enforcement investigated a crash involving a semi and a passenger car. The crash occurred at about 4:40 a.m. near State Rec Road.
According to Oregon State Police, 32-year-old Richard Moller of Roseburg was southbound when he crossed the centerline and drove into the path of a northbound semi.
Moller and his passenger, 46-year-old William Liles of Bend, were transported to St. Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi, 51-year-old David Hendricks of Idaho, was not hurt.
Updated at 1:45 p.m. to correct the name of the pickup driver and passenger, based on incorrect information provided to KBND.