Woman Dies in Head-On Crash

Date: July 3, 2010
Location: Highway 97 near Bend, Oregon
Names: Laurie Elizabeth Hobson, Aaron Walker

A woman died, and a man was injured, in an early-morning two-car crash on Highway 97 near Bend, Oregon, on July 3, 2010, according to an OSP press release.

Around 3:30 AM, a car driven by Laurie Elizabeth Hobson, 48, crossed the center line. As the car traveled southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway, near the top of Lava Butte, it crashed head-on with a northbound car driven by Aaron Walker, 28, of LaPine.

Hobson was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers have not found out where Hobson lived, but she had address information in SW Portland and Sunriver.

Walker had minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

Both Hobson and Walker wore safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Madras offices are continuing to investigate the Oregon wrongful death crash.

We send our best wishes to Hobson’s family and friends after this tragic crash. We also are thinking of Walker, and we hope his injuries do not cause any long-term problems.

Any time someone is hurt or killed in an accident, it is tragic. And sometimes, not even the police know exactly what happened. But your injuries are very real–and so are your medical bills. If you have been injured in a car crash and are wondering how to find a good Oregon personal injury lawyer, we have information on choosing the right law firm for you, and rules to know when looking for an attorney. If you have any questions after an accident, let us know.