Redwood Highway collision kills one

Medford driver crossed center line, Oregon State Police report

A Medford man was driving a pickup that crossed the Highway 199 center line Monday and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by a Cave Junction man who died in the wreck, authorities said.

The Oregon State Police late Monday identified the driver of the pickup in the 10:57 a.m. wreck as David Hart of Medford, but no age was made available.

Hart was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram south on Highway 199 near milepost 7 when it crossed the center line, striking the driver's side of a northbound 1999 Ford Explorer, the OSP said. The impact spun the Explorer onto the highway's east shoulder.

The Explorer's driver, who was not named Monday, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An unnamed female passenger in the Explorer was taken by ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for treatment for nonlife-threatening injuries, the OSP said. She was not identified Monday.

Hart was taken by ambulance to Three Rivers, where he was treated for minor injuries.

Highway traffic was reduced to a single lane for about three hours during the crash's cleanup and investigation, police said.


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