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Medical Issue Triggered Fatal Roseburg Accident

Investigators say a woman driving an SUV had suffered a medical condition before the vehicle hit a curb, went airborne and crashed into a car in front of Roseburg High School, killing a passenger in the car. The Roseburg News-Review (http://bit.ly/1eoPvAR) reports that 53-year-old Laura Beth Cortez was in the back seat of the car on Tuesday afternoon and died at the scene of the crash.Read More »

Grants Pass Woman Dies In 3-Car Crash Near Roseburg High

Oregon State Police have released the names of those involved in Tuesday afternoon's three-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 53-year old Grants Pass woman at the intersection of the northbound Interstate 5 exit ramp at milepost 124 and Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. The crash occurred directly in front of Roseburg High School but didn't involve any students.Read More »

Second Person Dies In North River Road Crash

The driver who was driving the car hit by another motorist on North River Road Wednesday has died from his injuries. 80-year old Jerry Barrett of Gold Hill has died in the same accident that claimed the life of Joe David Campos of Grants Pass. At 1:15 p.m.yesterday, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a crash in the 3600 block of North River Road near Gold Hill.Read More »

Names, Details Released In Wrong-Way Crash On I-5

The Oregon State Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 near Phoenix this morning.Read More »

Double Fatal Crash On I-5 South Of Canyonville

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd March Newsfatal crashWilliam Dean Penicks
A truck mechanic and a passenger in a commercial truck were killed in an accident along Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 90, south of Canyonville. The names of the deceased have not yet been released. A 54-year old roadside assistance mechanic was working on a disabled truck parked on the shoulder at around 11 p.m. He was standing between the truck and his vehicle, a Ford F350 truck.Read More »

19-Year Old Water Truck Driver Killed

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th August Newsfatal crash
A water truck driver working on one of five major forest fires in southwestern Oregon has died in a crash. Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says the 19-year-old man was returning Tuesday morning after spending all night at the Big Windy complex of fires. Gilbertson says the man was on his way to hand off the keys to a replacement driver.Read More »

Eagle Point Couple Dies In Nevada Highway Accident

An Eagle Point couple was killed when one of their pick-up truck crashed. At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the May family was traveling north on Highway 140 near Winemucca, Nevada when the 2005 Chevy Avalanche they were traveling in left the shoulder of the highway and struck a road sign. The 16-year old driver reportedly swerved to the left, causing the vehicle to slide and then roll over.Read More »

Single Vehicle Accident Claims Life of Driver

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th June Newsfatal crashJames Hyde
A 50 year old Medford man died Wednesday night in a single car accident in the 5300 block of Kane Creek Road in Central Point. Sometime around 11:14 p.m., James Hyde was traveling south on Old Stage Road when his red Nissan truck drifted off the shoulder of the road. It crossed back over the roadway, and then slammed into an embankment.Read More »

Police Report: Mechanical Issue Caused Fatal Crash of NASCAR Driver

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st June Sportsfatal crashJason LefflerNASCAR
New Jersey state police say a mechanical problem is to blame for the dirt-track racing crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler last week. The state police released some findings Friday from its not-yet-complete report on the June 12 crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township. The report finds that Leffler was not able to turn, so he slammed into a wall as he came out oRead More »

Alcohol May Have Been Factor In Fatal Applegate Crash

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department are saying that alcohol was likely a factor in an automobile crash that claimed the life of a motorist on Little Applegate Road Thursday.Read More »


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