Fiery crash claims life of Merrill man

fiery crash imageKlamath Falls, Ore. – A Merrill man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Klamath County.

The accident happened at about 2:30 Sunday morning on Highway 39 about 5 miles south of Klamath Falls.

State police say 21 year old Anthony Hernandez was traveling south when he drifted off the northbound shoulder.

The G.M.C. Yukon then went airborne, hitting a tree several feet off the ground and bursting into flames.

Police say alcohol and speed are possible factors in the crash.

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