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Trail Man Killed In Jeep Accident

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd July Newsfatal crashRodger Oliver

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says that a Trail man was killed when the Jeep CJ-5 he was driving flipped and hit a tree on Highway 227.

The crash occurred at around 9 p.m. Wednesday. 43-year old Rodger Oliver died at the scene. His passenger- Kenneth Craig- sustained serious injuries and was transported to a Medford hospital.Read More »

Fatal Vehicle Crash Near Drain

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th June Newsfatal crash

The Oregon State Police were called out to the scene of a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Highway 38 this morning in Douglas County west of Drain at milepost 44.

Authorities have instructed motorists who may travel through that area to use caution as investigators are on the scene.

Head On Collision Kills 2 Near Eagle Point

By Jim McCoy Fri 3rd April Newsfatal crash

Authorities say a 34-year-old southern Oregon woman and her 6-year-old daughter were killed when their minivan collided head-on with a logging truck in the Eagle Point area.Read More »

Winston Man Dies In Head-On Crash On Highway 42

The Oregon State Police say they are continuing to investigate a fatal head-on collision that occurred on Highway 42, 10 miles east of Coos Bay. Authorities say a BMW driven by 81-year old Robert Woldt of Winston crossed the center line for unknown reasons and collided with a Chevy Venture van. Woldt died in the accident.Read More »

Cleaning Up After Fatal Crash South of Canyonville

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th November Newsfatal crash
Hazmat crews are spending today cleaning up after a fatal crash on Interstate 5- just south of Canyonville. Last night at around 10 p.m., police received a report of a Mazda MZ3 heading northbound on I-5 South. At milepost 96, the Mazda collided head on with a semi-truck. The Oregon State Police have no named the woman driving the car.Read More »

UPDATE: Motorist Dies In Coastal Crash

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October Newsfatal crash
UPDATE: 52-year old Mark Fortune of Florence has been identified as the man who died in the Wednesday night crash.Read More »

Central Point Woman Killed, Talent Man Injured In Motorcycle Crash

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd September NewsCody Hensonfatal crashStacey Nelson
A Central Point woman died and a man from Talent from injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday night along Interstate Five southbound near the Winston exit. A report from Oregon State Police says that 33 year old Cody Henson of Talent was leaving the gravel shoulder to get back on the freeway heading southbound when he lost control. The motorcycle crossed both lanes on its side and hit a barrier.Read More »

OSP Releases Further Information on Fatal I-5 Crash Near Rogue River

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th September Newsfatal crashI-5Michele Lauritzen
The Oregon State Police says that a fatal five-car crash that happened Monday afternoon near Rogue River on I-5 occurred in a work zone. Vehicles were moving slowly in a construction zone in the right southbound lane near the bottom of the Exit 43 off-ramp, when an SUV operated by 31-year old Stephen Coleman of Central Point failed to slow down.Read More »

Police Release Identity of Man Killed In Grants Pass Accident

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd June NewsChris Albert Ericksonfatal crash
The Oregon State Police have identified the Grants Pass man killed in a vehicle crash Sunday afternoon as 59-year old Chris Albert Erickson. He was eastbound on Stringer Gap Road at 2:14 p.m., when he lost control of his Jeep Cherokee, struck an embankment and rolled over. Erickson was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was driving at a high rate of speed.

Driver In Double Fatal Crash Arrested

A driver in the April 2nd crash that killed a passenger in her car and another driver has been arrested.Read More »


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