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Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 199 south of Grants Pass
06/23/2008
Sergeant Mark Byrd
Oregon State Police - Central Point
Office: (541) 776-6114 ext. 252

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Two people died and two children were seriously injured Sunday evening in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 199 about 24 miles south of Grants Pass.
 
On June 22, 2008 at approximately 6:53 p.m. a Mitsubishi 3000 two-door driven by AZLAN BREEZE, age 24, from Cave Junction, was southbound on Highway 199 near milepost 24 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed into the northbound lane and crashed head-on with a 2005 Kia Amanti driven by CAROLYN CALKINS, age 61, from Talent. Both operators were pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
The Kia's right front passenger, TRACY JACKSON, age 13, from Medford, was seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass. Right rear passenger, GERALDO RODRIGEUZ, age 12, from Medford, was also seriously injured and transported by air ambulance to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford.
 
Safety restraint use information is not available.
 
Highway 199 was closed in both directions for about four hours.
 
Oregon State Police troopers from the Grants Pass and Central Point offices are continuing the investigation.
 
ODOT, Illinois Valley Fire, Fire District #1, AMR Ambulance, Mercy Flights Air Ambulance, Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Josephine County District Attorney's Office, Medford Police Department, and State Medical Examiner's Office assisted at the scene and with the investigation.