Police ID Teen Who Died in Rollover Accident
Police have now identified the teenager who died in a single vehicle roll over on Highway 97 near Chiloquin yesterday.
The fifteen-year-old, Yasmin Esmeralda Rivera, of Prosser was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigators say she was sitting in the passenger seat and was not wearing safety restraints. Six other occupants in the vehicle were treated for minor injuries.
All other occupants in the vehicle were wearing safety restraints or were in child safety seats. Fatigue is suspected to be a factor in the crash.
Police say the Jeep Cherokee driven by 44-year-old Olga Rivera-Chavez from Sunnyside, Washington, was southbound on Highway 97 when it drifted off the southbound shoulder and lost control.
The jeep returned to the highway and rolled multiple times, ejecting the right front passenger.
The driver, 30-year-old Aimme Madonado and a three-year-old boy, all from Sunnyside Washington,were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Eighteen-year-old Ruth Palomares, a two-month old baby girl and a one-year-old infant, all from Yakima Washington, were transported by ground ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls for minor injuries.
Highway 97 was reduced to a single northbound lane for about six hours while investigators were at the scene yesterday.
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command are continuing the investigation.