LA PINE, OR --
November 18 19, 2019, 2 PM
La Pine firefighters respond to head on crash on Hwy 97, Rental moving van vs pickup truck
Wednesday , November 18 , 2019 at 12:50 pm. La Pine Firefighter/paramedics were dispatched to a head on collision about a mile south of La Pine on Highway 97 near the Jack Pine Loop Road intersection. A pickup truck collided head and a rental moving van headed southbound collided head on. There are two confirmed fatalities and two patients transported to St. Charles Bend by fire-paramedics. Both vehicles caught on fire as a result of the collision. Highway 97 is currently closed for an undermined amount of time. OSP is doing the investigation and accident reconstruction with the assistance of DCSO. ODOT is handling traffic diversions and highway recovery as the road is currently not passable.