Frank Serfoss Dies, Christopher Dalton Hurt in Wasco County Accident on Highway 97 and Highway 197

Frank Serfoss
Fatal Head On Crash on Highway 97 in Wasco County

Wasco County, Oregon (June 30, 2023) – Authorities are investigating a head-on collision that occurred Thursday afternoon at an intersection in Wasco County.

81-year-old Frank Lee Serfoss of Ronan was killed in a crash at around 2:51 p.m. on June 29 on Highway 97 and Highway 197.

According to the Oregon State Police, a northbound Ford F-250 operated by Serfoss pulled a single-axle utility trailer and crossed over the paved center median into the southbound lanes.

The Ford then collided head-on with a southbound International semi-truck pulling a flatbed semi-trailer operated by 30-year-old Christopher Michael Dalton of Clifton, AZ.

Serfoss was pronounced dead at the crash site.

Dalton sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The crash blocked the highway for about four hours as officers investigated the scene.

An investigation to determine the cause of the wreck is ongoing.