Oregon State Police are looking for witnesses who may have left the scene of a double fatal traffic crash July 19 north of Madras without talking to police.
The crash, at about 5:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 97 seven miles north of Madras, killed Warren Chester Ward, 91, of Chula Vista, Calif., and Harold M. Curtis, 71, of Antelope. Ward, driving 2013 Subaru Legacy and attempting to pass a truck, collided head-on with a 1991 Ford Explorer driven by Curtis, according to OSP.
Troopers interviewed only one witness who stayed at the scene; they’re interested in contacting the driver of a white tractor-trailer parked on the southbound road shoulder as troopers arrived that day. The truck pulled away before troopers could determine whether the driver was a witness to the crash, according to OSP. The license plate appeared to be from a state other than Oregon.
Any witnesses not previously contacted and interviewed about the crash are urged to call Trooper Justin Lane at (541) 388-6213 ext. 5128.