Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 197

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 10:48 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 197 near mile post 29 north of Tygh Valley, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Barbara Hunt (51) of Dufur, Oregon, was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons the Grand Cherokee left the roadway shoulder and hit a rock wall.

Hunt sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, Tygh Valley Rural Fire Department, Juniper Flat Rural Fire Department and Rescue, and ODOT .