La Pine Man Killed in Highway 97 Crash

A 35-year-old La Pine man was killed Thursday when his pickup truck collided with a semi on Highway 97.

According to Oregon State Police, a preliminary investigation reveals that a Chevrolet Silverado Pickup, driven by 35-year-old Steven Hanner of La Pine, was eastbound on Jackpine Loop Road about 10 a.m.

Hanner failed to stop at the stop sign entering Highway 97 and turned into the path of a semi driven by a Terrebonne man.

Hanner suffered fatal injuries in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi-truck driver was not injured in the crash.

The highway was closed for several hours, finally re-opening at 2 p.m.

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, LaPine Fire and Rescue, and ODOT.



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