KLAMATH FALLS, OR -- A crash that closed Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls, Wednesday afternoon, may have been the result of a driver's medical emergency.
Oregon State Police investigators say a 65-year-old Oakridge man drove off the road and rolled his semi at about 3 p.m., partially blocking the highway 27 miles north of Klamath Falls. The driver, Kennth Wagnon, was pronounced dead at the scene.
One of the responding OSP troopers also serves as a Deputy State Medical Examiner and is looking into the possibility that Wagnon suffered a medical emergency before the crash.
The highway was closed for about an hour for the investigation.