Police release name of accident victim

Todd Weinkauf, 56, was person killed in accident near Wonder

Police released the name Tuesday of a Cave Junction man who was killed in a crash Monday morning on Highway 199 near Wonder.

Todd Weinkauf, 56, was killed when his Ford Explorer collided with a Dodge Ram 3500 van driven by Medford resident David Hart. The accident occurred at 10:57 a.m.

A news release from the Oregon State Police said Hart's vehicle had drifted across the road's center line, and that Weinkauf swerved onto the shoulder to avoid hitting it head-on. The vehicles sideswiped each other and the Explorer spun onto the shoulder of the highway.

Weinkauf was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.

Passenger Cameron Weinkauf, 64, of Cave Junction, was transported to Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass with nonlife-threatening injuries.

All three were wearing seatbelts.

One lane of the highway was closed while OSP and the Oregon Department of Transportation investigated the crash for about three hours.


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