Fatal Crash on Hwy 197-Wasco County


On Monday, November 29, 2021, at approximately 8:36AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 197 near milepost 12. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound Ford Windstar van, operated by Barbara Dillon (77) of Klamath Falls, drifted into the oncoming lane of travel and collided with a northbound Ford F-350, operated by Stephen Hart (66) of Tygh Valley. 

Dillon sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Hart was transported to the Mid-Columbia Medical Center with injuries. 

Hwy 197 was closed for approximately 3.5 hours. 

OSP was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff’s office, ODOT and Dufur Fire and Rescue.

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