A construction flagger was struck and killed earlier this month in Oregon near Klamath Falls on Highway 140 East.
KTVL News 10 reported on their website that the accident happened on the evening of Tuesday, June 18th. Oregon State Police have identified the victim as Daniel Wessel, 45 of Klamath Falls. Wessel was working for Rocky Mountain Construction when he was struck by a gold Mazda Protege sedan being driven by Zahara Gonzales, 38.
Oregon State Police and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office investigators say that the accident happened just before 8:30 p,m. Law enforcement officers and the Klamath County Fire District responded to the vehicle versus pedestrian crash that happened near Pine Grove Road.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene and attempted to revive Wessel but were unsuccessful. He was later pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
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NBC Affiliate KOBI in Klamath Falls reported that Gonzalez had been traveling westbound on Highway 140 near mile marker 8 when she entered the construction area, and she struck Wessel. After striking the construction flagger, Gonzales’ vehicle went off the road and into a ditch.
Gonzales was uninjured in the crash.
OSP Captain Tim Fox said in a statement to the media that so far, no charges have been filed at Gonzales at this time. The accident is still currently under investigation.