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.