Three motorists injured in wrong-way crash near Gold Hill
At least one motorist remained hospitalized in serious condition Monday after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 near Gold Hill involving three vehicles.
At 5:44 p.m. Saturday, James S. Airhart, 81, was driving a Buick LaCrosse northbound in the southbound lanes of I-5 near milepost 42 when he collided with two oncoming SUVs, according to information released by Oregon State Police.
Airhart hit an Audi Q5 SUV driven by 22-year-old Christian J. Davis, and a Lincoln Navigator SUV driven 56-year-old Robert P. Lewis.
The three drivers were transported to nearby hospitals to be evaluated for their injuries, according to OSP. All three vehicles were towed away from the scene by Diamond Towing.
Airhart was still hospitalized Monday at Rogue Regional Medical Center in serious condition, according to Asante spokeswoman Lauren Van Sickle.
Neither Lewis nor Davis were listed as patients at Providence Medford Medical Center Monday afternoon, according to Providence spokeswoman Julie Denney.
Police said Airhart was interviewed at the scene, and their findings will be forwarded to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.
Jackson County Circuit Court records Monday showed no charges filed against Airhart, who has no criminal history.