On Monday, April 19, 2021 at approximately 6:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 52.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Honda Civic, operated by Jesus Lopez (39) of Pasco, WA., was northbound when it left the roadway and struck a tree.
It is believed the crash happened sometime around 4:00 A.M., on April 19 but was not reported until 6:00 P.M.
Lopez sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
OSP was assisted by ODOT.