Klamath Falls resident dies after crashing into semi truck on Highway 140

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – A Klamath Falls resident died in a two vehicle crash on Highway 140 in Jackson County Wednesday evening.

According to Oregon State Police, Trinity Sanchez, 24, was driving eastbound on Highway 140 around 5:15 p.m. Sanchez crossed over a double yellow line into a no-passing zone to try and get around a semi truck and trailer attempting to turn left onto Brownsboro Road.

OSP says Sanchez struck the back of the semi while trying to pass.

Sanchez was declared dead at the scene. The other driver was not injured.

The highway was impacted for around five hours during the on-scene investigation.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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