Three people were killed Monday night in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 three miles north of Terrebonne, according to Oregon State Police.
The preliminary investigation showed a northbound Dodge Durango driven by 39-year-old Jared Lewis of Redmond lost control while passing on the icy roads just before 10 p.m.
The Durango spun broadside into the southbound lane when it collided with a utility truck driven by a Bandon man, OSP said.
Lewis and his passengers, 44-year-old Kristopher Frisbee of Redmond and 40-year-old Heather Good of Redmond were all killed.
The driver of the utility truck was not injured.
Highway 97 was closed for about five hours.
OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Fire Department and ODOT.
Central Oregon roads were treacherous Monday as a winter storm moved through the region dumping several inches of snow.
Earlier Monday, a 24-year-old Redmond man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 126 near Powell Butte.
Oregon State Police said the crash happened around 6 a.m. when a Chevy pickup driven by John Sacco crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a semi pulling a trailer.
OSP said Sacco died at the scene.