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La Pine Woman Killed In Klamath Co. Crash

CHEMULT, OR -- A La Pine woman was killed in a Klamath County crash on Highway 97 Friday. According to State Police, an 87-year-old Fort Rock woman attempted to turn left onto Highway 31 when her SUV crashed into a northbound car.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but the car's passenger, 77-year-old Joanne Banzer, was pronounced dead at the scene. Highway 97 was impacted for more than three hours for the investigation. 

Road conditions do not appear to have been a factor.

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