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Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 south of Grants Pass
06/15/2008
Sergeant Mark A. Byrd
Oregon State Police - Central Point
Office: (541) 776-6114 ext. 252

One person died Sunday morning in a single motor vehicle crash southbound on Interstate 5 about five miles south of Grants Pass. The victim has not been positively identified.
 
On June 15, 2008 at 6:05 a.m. a 1993 Dodge Caravan driven by an unidentified adult male was southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 51 when, for an unknown reason, it left the roadway and drove onto the gravel shoulder. The driver attempted to regain control and veered back onto the highway before losing control. The van skidded and rolled several times before coming to rest on the west side of the freeway between two trees.
 
The male operator was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash and attempting to identify the victim.
 
Any witnesses related to this investigation are asked to contact the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 1-800-442-2068.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Jackson County Fire Department #2400, and the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office.