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Child seriously injured in Saturday night car crash

A 2-year-old boy was seriously injured in a Gold Hill car crash Saturday when police say a suspected drunk driver from Josephine County lost control of his vehicle on North River Road and slammed into another car.

Jon Allen Firehammer, 40, of Josephine County, remains in the Jackson County Jail on charges of third-degree assault, DUII alcohol, reckless endangerment, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct, interfering with making a report and tampering with a witness. His bail is set at $48,000, jail records show.

The crash was reported at 7:10 p.m. in the 100 block of North River Road. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported Firehammer lost control of his Dodge Dakota pickup and drove into the oncoming lane of traffic. His vehicle slammed into a Ford Mustang driven by Kaylene Streight.

Streight's son was injured in the crash. The toddler was transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries before being flown to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, according to a sheriff's department news release. His condition was not available. Streight was not injured, police said.

More information regarding the crash will likely be released on Monday, police said.

— Ryan Pfeil

Child seriously injured in Saturday night car crash