Klamath Falls woman dies at hospital after Highway 97 crash

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – A Klamath Falls woman died at the hospital after a crash on Highway 97 Wednesday morning.

According to Oregon State Police, Marci Ann Maples, 51, was trying to turn left onto Highway 97 from Keno Worden Road when her Jeep crashed into a pickup truck.

Police say the truck driver tried to avoid the crash, but was unable to do so.

Maples was life flighted to a local hospital where she later died.

The truck driver was transported by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries.

OSP says the highway was impacted for two 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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