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Grants Pass teen killed in one-car crash

GRANTS PASS — A 19-year-old Grants Pass man was killed Thursday in a single-car crash on Saratoga Way in Grants Pass, officials said.

Silas Benjamin Emery, of the 1000 block of Vannoy Creek Road, was driving north on that road when he lost control of his car. It left the road and slammed into a power pole at a high rate of speed, according to a Josephine County Sheriff's Department press release.

Emery was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 17-year-old Joshua Daniel Emery, who lives at the same address, was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford where he was listed in critical condition, officials said.

Josephine County sheriff's officials are continuing an investigation into the crash.