Fatal crash on Hwy 39 – Klamath County

On Thursday, October 8, 2020 at approximately 4:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 39 at the Hwy 50 junction.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a GMC 1500 pick-up, operated by Richard Stone (72) of Malin, was southbound on Hwy 39 attempting to turn left (eastbound) onto Hwy 50.  The GMC turned in front of a northbound Ford F-350 pick-up operated by Marco Antonio Hernandez-Hernandez (32) of Tulelake, CA.  The two vehicles collided.

Stone sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hernandez-Hernandez was transported to the hospital with injuries.

OSP was assisted by Merrill Police Department, Malin Fire Department, Merrill Fire Department, and ODOT.