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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 140 east of Medford
Sergeant Tanya Henderson
Oregon State Police - Central Point
Office: (541) 776-6236 ext. 248

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A Grants Pass man was killed in a single vehicle crash this afternoon on Highway 140 about twenty-four miles east of Medford.
On March 28, 2008 at approximately 2:08 p.m., a Chevrolet pickup driven by JOHN HARLIN BRISCOE, age 79, from Grants Pass, was westbound on Highway 140 near milepost 21 when it lost control and crossed the oncoming lane of travel before leaving the roadway. BRISCOE was pronounced deceased at the scene. At the time of the crash the roadway was covered in snow and slush, and it was snowing hard.
BRISCOE was wearing safety restraints.
Oregon State Police troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are completing the investigation. Lake Creek Fire Department, Fire District 3, Mercy Flights Ambulance, and ODOT assisted at the scene.
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