4 hurt, trailer completely destroyed in crash

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. -- Four people were taken to the hospital and a trailer was completely destroyed in a crash Monday afternoon in northern Klamath County.

State police say that just after 12:30 pm, a two vehicle crash occurred on Highway 97 near Chemult.

Officials say an Acura SUV being driven by Marilyn Christian, 75, of Klamath Falls, was northbound near milepost 210 when it crossed the center line and collided with a southbound Ford F-150 pulling a travel trailer.

State police say Christian was extricated from the SUV and along with her husband, Albert Christian, 74, was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center with what authorities say were serious injuries.

The Ford was being driven by George D. Stone, 64, of Petaluma, California. Stone and his wife Debi were transported by ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

State police say both were wearing seat belts and their vehicle's airbags deployed.

The trailer was not occupied and was completely destroyed.

OSP troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command are investigating, but say fatigue may have played a role in the crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Chemult Rural Fire District and Crescent Rural Fire Protection District.

The highway was closed for over an hour and then reduced to one lane of travel for an additional hour.