LA PINE, OR -- Two people escaped serious injuries in a head-on crash on Highway 97 at State Rec Road Monday morning. Deschutes County deputies responded to the crash just before 11 a.m., and say that 72-year-old William Bones, of La Pine, was northbound when he lost control of his SUV on icy roads.
Bones crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another SUV, driven by a 45-year-old Eugene man. Bones was treated by La Pine medics at the scene and released. The other driver, David Gonyea, was taken to St. Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries.
Highway 97 near La Pine was closed for about 25 minutes.