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Driver dies in Applegate River Bridge crash

An individual died in a single vehicle crash on Highway 238 near mile post 18 Friday night, Oregon State Police reported Sunday.

The preliminary investigation concluded that the person, identified as Donnie Clough Jr. of Jacksonville, “collided into the side of the Applegate River Bridge while negotiating the corner,” according to an OSP news alert. Clough sustained fatal injuries.

Clough was driving a silver Kia sedan eastbound at the time of the crash.

OSP, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Applegate Fire and Oregon Department of Transportation personnel responded to the scene around 10:39 p.m. Friday.