Fairview woman dies in Jeep accident near Crater Lake
September 03, 2007
A Fairview woman died late Sunday when she lost control of her Jeep Grand Cherokee on Oregon 62 near Crater Lake. Two passengers were injured in the accident.
Oregon State Police reported that Renea Michelle Midgley, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene, near milepost 95. Christopher Kevin Roberts, 21, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Ionut Burlaca, 23, of Romania were able to get out of the Jeep with minor injuries after it landed on its top in a canal. The three were believed to be employees of Crater Lake National Park.
The one-vehicle crash happened about 11 p.m. Sunday when the Jeep went off the southbound roadway in a curve, came back across both lanes, hit a ditch on the north side of the highway and flipped onto its top.
Oregon State Police from the Klamath Falls area office are continuing to investigate.