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Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in November 17th Crash east of Cave Junction
11/24/2008
Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald
Oregon State Police - Grants Pass
Office: (541) 955-6372

A Cave Junction man died Saturday from injuries he initially thought would not require medical attention that were the result of a single vehicle traffic crash one week ago.
 
Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated a single vehicle crash November 17, 2008 at approximately 2:40 p.m. on the Oregon Caves Highway near milepost 5. DAVID JAMES CHRISTILAW, age 61, from Cave Junction, was operating a 1990 Mazda B2600 pickup eastbound when it drifted off the highway and onto the shoulder. The pickup continued into a ditch, striking a culvert and flipping before coming to a stop on its wheels along the eastbound shoulder.
 
CHRISTILAW refused medical treatment at the scene.
 
OSP was informed CHRISTILAW went to Three Rivers Hospital on November 20th and died two days later.