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Grants Pass man suffers injuries in high-speed crash on I-5

MEDFORD — A Grants Pass man remained hospitalized Monday afternoon after rolling his car in a high-speed crash on Interstate 5 north of Medford Sunday evening.

James R. Jones, age unavailable, was speeding in a 1995 Geo Prizm southbound a mile north of Medford when he crashed into a median at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday and rolled his car several times, said Oregon State Police Lt. Brian Powers.

Jones fled the scene but was found by police within an hour about a mile away after a nearby resident reported him, Powers said.

Before the crash, police received numerous complaints of the Prizm speeding between 100 and 130 mph on I-5 southbound from Blackwell Hill. The Prizm later was reported stolen, police said.

Jones was cited on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving while suspended. Jones was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center for minor injuries and abdominal pain. He was listed in good condition Monday.