SISTERS, OR -- A Sutherlin woman was killed in a crash on Santiam Pass, Monday morning. According to Oregon State Police, Willard and Dana Metzler were westbound in a Ford F250 pickup, just after 10 a.m., when 63-year-old Willard turned into the path of an eastbound Toyota Tacoma, driven by a Salem man. The two trucks collided nearly head-on, at Santiam Junction.
Investigators say 57-year-old Dana Metzler was pronounced dead at the scene. Other occupants received minor injuries and were taken by a third party for treatment. Highway 20 was closed for about an hour. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.