Chico woman killed in Oregon wreck

Chico woman killed in Oregon wreck

There are 4 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Jan 3, 2011, titled Chico woman killed in Oregon wreck. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

A California woman was killed when she apparently lost control of her car on U.S. 97 and was struck by another vehicle near Chemult in central Oregon.

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Mt Meadows Area, CA

#1 Jan 3, 2011
I'm sorry for this woman's family and friends.

It sounds like a very typical bad-roads accident--a tiny miscalculation in unfamiliar territory can turn everything upside-down in a heartbeat.

Bend, OR

#2 Jan 3, 2011
As a former Chicoan who now lives in Bend I can say that I HATE this stretch of highway. Especially in the winter. I spun out on it a week ago and was hit by a driver. When i drive it to see family in the bay area its like white knuckle driving. I probably won't do it again until the snow is gone. You usually see on average between 5-10 trucks and suvs slid off the side of the road between Bend and the border. I rarely see cars off the road. I say this because the 4x4 and SUV drivers think they can drive fast on the ice and packed snow no problem. Then they're in the ditch or the bumper of an oncoming vehicle. 4 years ago we were on our way up for New Years and a family of 5 from Davis, CA were killed when their SUV hit head on with a big rig. I feel for this ladies family. I guess these accidents are going to happen unless people are driving 10-20 miles an hour. I like to do 35-40 while others will do 60. I also recommend doing it in the daylight.

Red Bluff, CA

#3 Jan 3, 2011
hwy 97 in the Chemult to Chiloquin area is a terrible stretch of road in the winter!
Kristina Westler

Vina, CA

#4 Jan 5, 2011
Awwww I hate when people die...

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