UPDATED: One dead following Tuesday night crash

10:57 a.m. A 33-year-old Medford woman died Tuesday as the result of a high-speed accident, police said.

Jamie Walls was driving east in a 1994 Honda Civic on Pioneer Road just before midnight when she lost control for an unknown reason, swerved off the road and went through a fence. The car came to rest on its roof in a canal maintained by the Talent Irrigation District.

The car's passengers, Andrew Gilman, 21 and Kendal Wheeler, 24, both of Ashland, were transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center for injuries. Both are listed in fair condition as of this morning.

Gilman was cited by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for methamphetamine possession. Whether drugs or alcohol were an additional factor in the crash is still under investigation, as is the vehicle's estimated speed, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.

Jackson County Fire District No. 5, Oregon State Police, Talent and Phoenix police and Mercy Flights responded to the scene.


9:05 a.m. One person is dead and two are in the hospital following a Tuesday night rollover crash at the corner of Pioneer and Coleman Creek roads in Medford, responding emergency officials said.

Jackson County Fire District No. 5 officials said crews responded to the scene just before midnight to find a single vehicle upside down in a ditch off the road. They confirmed the fatality before rushing two others to a local hospital.

We will update you more on the story as information becomes available.


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