Double Fatal on Highway 140 Friday Night-UPDATED
Two people died and four others were injured Friday night in a two vehicle collision on Highway 140 about 18 miles east of Highway 62.
According to State Troopers, shortly after 6:00 p.m. a 2000 Toyota Tundra with two occupants crossed the centerline and was struck in the right side by a westbound Honda Passport carrying four people. The Toyota came to rest on the highway and the Honda was off the road.
Larisa M. Bailey, 25, of Klamath Falls, a Honda passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene while the 34 year old driver, Kristi Duncan, also of Klamath Falls, was air lifted to Rogue Valley Medical Center where she died. Neither victim was using safety restraints. Two men in the back seat, Kenneth E. Tevald 39, from Connecticut, and 23 year old Dennis Gillespie were also airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries, with Gillespie subsequently transferred to RiverBend in Springfield.
The Tundra’s driver, Jacob Layer of Medford and his 8 year old son, Joel were taken by ambulance to Rogue Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The accident closed 140 for over five hours. The OSP collision reconstructionist is assisting with the investigation. Icy conditions are suspected of contributing to the crash.