Ashland driver killed in crash north of Klamath Falls

CHILOQUIN — An Ashland woman died when her vehicle struck a semitrailer on an icy road 32 miles north of Klamath Falls. The Oregon State Police identified the victim as 39-year-old Katrin Mosby.

Mosby's Chevrolet Avalanche was northbound on Highway 97 and struck the right-rear section of a commercial semi driven by a British Columbia man, Rashpal Kang, who was not hurt, Sgt. Robert Fenner said. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Mosby was a member of Rivergate church for about 12 years, according to Jan Timen, who co-pastors the congregation with her husband, Ron Timen.

"Katrin was probably one of the most generous and loyal people you'd ever meet," Jan Timen said.

Mosby played bass guitar with the church's musical assembly. She had also begun training as a member of Ashland's Community Emergency Response Team. She was working on a manual for Rivergate based on some of her training to use as a guide in emergencies.

"She really understood about teamwork and being a team player," Timen said. "Whatever she did she gave 180 percent."

Conditions on the road at the time of the crash were described as icy by OSP officials. Highway 97 was closed for approximately three hours after the accident. Anyone who witnessed Thursday's crash is asked to call police.

Myles Murphy contributed to this report.

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