“55-year-old Driver Travis Marion Barton Dies in Fatal Crash on Bliss Road”

By | July 12, 2023



A fatal crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon in rural Klamath County, Oregon, resulting in the death of a 55-year-old driver. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 4:29 PM on July 11, 2023, reporting a single-vehicle crash on Bliss Road near milepost seven. The caller had stumbled upon the crashed vehicle, which was located down an embankment, and discovered that the driver was deceased.

KCSO Deputies, along with Klamath County Fire District 3 and Bonanza Ambulance, responded to the incident and confirmed the driver’s death. The driver, identified as Travis Marion Barton, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Family and friends had already arrived at the scene by the time responders arrived.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Barton had not returned from work the previous evening. The family was preparing to file a missing person report when the crashed vehicle was found. It was determined that Barton’s vehicle had left the roadway after failing to negotiate a curve.

Bliss Road runs between Oregon Highway 140 near Hildebrand and Sprague River. The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation, and further details have yet to be released.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving and being cautious on the roads. It is crucial for drivers to remain attentive, follow traffic laws, and avoid distractions while behind the wheel. The loss of a life in a preventable accident is a heartbreaking event that affects not only the victim but also their loved ones. May this serve as a reminder to everyone to prioritize safety on the roads and take every precaution to prevent accidents..