Investigators suspect alcohol may have played a role in a rollover accident on highway 66 near Keno involving three Klamath Falls women and three juveniles. All six were hospitalized. The driver was life-flighted to Rogue Valley Medical Center.
On June 22, 2009, at about 3:05 p.m., a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Melissa Green, 23, from Klamath Falls, was westbound on Highway 66 near milepost 44, about six miles west of Keno, Oregon. Green lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve and the vehicle left the roadway rolling several times before coming to rest on its top.
In addition to Green, the vehicle was also occupied by Tiffany Cook, 20, from Klamath Falls, Erin Martin, 26, from Klamath Falls and three juveniles.
All six occupants were transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center. Green was admitted with serious injuries. After being admitted Green was transferred to Rogue Valley Medical Center via Life Flight. All the other occupants are being treated at Sky Lakes Medical Center and their condition is unknown.
All occupants except for one of the juveniles were wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.
The investigation is continuing. Speed and alcohol are suspected to be contributing factors in the crash. OSP personnel were assisted at the scene by Keno Fire Department, Klamath County Fire District 4, and Klamath County Fire District I.