WASCO, Ore. - The 33-year-old driver of a Ferrari died when his sports car collided with a mid-size SUV on Highway 97 on Thursday morning.
Gabriel Pigotti was behind the wheel of a 1994 Ferrari 348 southbound on rural Highway 97 near Mud Hollow Road as the driver of a northbound 2011 Ford Edge turned left off the highway onto the road around 9 a.m.
The two vehicles collided.
Witnesses told investigators the Ferrari's speed may have been a factor in the accident.
After impact, the Ferrari crashed 20 feet off the highway.
Firefighters pulled Pigotti from the wreckage. He was taken by air ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center where he was pronounced dead two hours later.
The driver of the Ford, 90-year-old Peter J. Macnab of Wasco, was taken by Sherman County Rural ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles with minor injuries.