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2 Killed, 2 Injured In Highway 97 Head-On Wreck

LA PINE OR -- Two people were killed, and two others were injured yesterday when a pickup truck a rental moving van on Highway 97 near La Pine.  Oregon State Police say a male juvenile, driving a Dodge pickup, side-swiped a Ford Explorer that was turning onto Jack Pine Loop. The pickup then entered the highway where it collided head-on with a U-Haul van driven by 35-year-old Jeffery Ferris of Fairview.  Ferris died at the scene as did the unidentified juvenile driver of the Dodge pickup. A passenger in each vehicle was taken to Saint Charles with injuries. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. and closed Highway 97 until 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

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