LA PINE, OR -- A La Pine woman died in an icy crash on Highway 97, Friday night. According to Oregon State Police, the woman was driving an SUV lost control while driving southbound, near Vandervert Road, north of La Pine. The car crossed into oncoming traffic and was sliding sideways when it was struck by a tractor-trailer.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene; the driver of the semi was unhurt. Highway conditions at the time were reportedly snow and ice. Highway 97 was closed for almost three hours for the investigation.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Oregon State Police identified the woman as 57-year-old Lola Maye Stanphill, of La Pine.