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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 south of Cave Junction

October 30, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Two Utah men riding motorcycles on Highway 199 south of Cave Junction were injured Tuesday afternoon when they were struck from behind by a motor vehicle driven by a suspended driver. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated the crash and cited the offending driver.

On October 29, 2013 at approximately 5:40 p.m., two motorcyclists were traveling southbound on Highway 199 near milepost 31 when they slowed to turn left off the highway. A 1993 Jeep Cherokee driven by WENDY ZABRISKIE, age 38, from Cave Junction, was following the motorcycles and she didn't notice they slowed to turn before running into the rear of both motorcycles.

The motorcycle operators were identified as JOSHUA KAUFMAN, age 39, from Park City, Utah, and ROBERT WHITE, age 32, from Kamas, Utah. KAUFMAN was seriously injured and WHITE received minor injuries. Both men were transported by AMR ambulance to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass. They were using safety restraints.

ZABRISKIE was not injured. She was cited by OSP for Driving While Suspended and Following Too Close.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District and ODOT.


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