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Ashland woman is killed near Klamath Falls

CHILOQUIN — An Ashland woman died Thursday when her vehicle struck a semitrailer on an icy road 32 miles north of Klamath Falls. The Oregon State Police identified the victim as 38-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, OSP Sgt. Robert Fenner said. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Mosby was a member of Rivergate church in Ashland 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 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.

Katrin Mosby, 38, of Ashland, was killed Thursday when her car was crushed by a semitrailer on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. “She really understood about teamwork and being a team player,” a co-pastor of Mosby’s church said. “Whatever she did, she gave 180 percent.”