Klamath Falls, Ore. – At least one person is dead following a crash involving three vehicles south of Klamath Falls.
The accident happened shortly before one Sunday afternoon about 10 miles south of Klamath Falls on Highway 97.
“We have a total of three vehicles, we have one fatality.” Notes Sergeant Randall Hand of the Oregon State Police. “We have, I believe, six other victims between the three vehicles.”
Sgt. Hand says police were responding to a driving complaint in the area just a few minutes before the crash. “We had two units from the Oregon State Police responding to this location in an attempt to find a white van. The report was that it was, I believe, all over the road, driving in an erratic manner.”
Police say a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The names and conditions of the others involved have not been released.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.