Highway 197 crash kills 1, injures 2 near Dufur

Pick-up truck turning off Ward Rd. struck SUV's left side

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THE DALLES, Ore. (KOIN 6) — One man is dead and two others injured after an SUV and a pickup truck collided on Highway 197 north of Dufur just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

The pickup truck driving West on Ward Rd. turned in front of the northbound SUV, which struck the pickup’s left side.

Oregon State Police said the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead on scene, while of his two passengers, one was transported to hospital via LifeFlight air ambulance, and the other via ground ambulance.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

An investigation from OSP troopers is pending. Highway 197’s southbound lane is closed, and traffic is moving slowly through the area. Stay updated on traffic conditions here. 


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