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LA PINE, OR -- Investigators have released the identity of the man killed in a crash north of La Pine that shut down Highway 97 for several hours, Sunday afternoon. 
 
According to Oregon State Police, a northbound tractor-trailer lost control on the icy highway, just before 3 p.m. The semi collided with a southbound SUV and a pickup. The SUV driver, 40-year-old Derek Tedrow of La Pine, was pronounced dead at the scene. 


The driver of the pickup was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  The semi driver, a 29-year-old Sacramento man, was not hurt. 
 
OSP continues to investigate and is looking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash. Anyone with new information is asked to call or text Senior Trooper Jason Hansen at 541-410-3793.

 

 

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