- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - A Klamath Falls hospital has announced plans for a public park to honor a doctor who died last month from injuries suffered in a sledding crash.

Sky Lakes Medical Center plans to develop the park on a gravel lot across from the clinic where Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke served as medical director.

The 39-year-old was critically injured Jan. 7 when she was hit by a pickup while sledding in a neighborhood. She died five days later.

Sky Lakes president Paul Stewart says the park will be a place for exercise, relaxation and an investment in green space, all of which Van Dyke encouraged through her work.

The Herald and News reports (https://is.gd/iz3gkt ) that Sky Lakes owns part of the land for the proposed park and will lease the rest from Klamath Falls.


Information from: Herald and News, https://www.heraldandnews.com

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