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Police identify man killed in east Medford crash

Medford police have identified the passenger who was killed in a vehicle crash early Sunday in east Medford as Shawn David Munro, 30.

Two other people were severely injured in the single-vehicle crash that closed an east Medford roadway Sunday morning.

A Chevrolet pickup truck with three occupants crashed into a tree at 1:58 a.m. Sunday, according to a press release issued by Medford police.

First-responders, including Medford police, Medford Fire Department and Mercy Flights paramedics found the occupants severely injured inside the truck cab. Firefighters needed several minutes to extricate the occupants from the wreckage.

Mercy Flights rushed the three individuals to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, where the hospital pronounced Munro dead and treated the two other occupants for injuries described as severe.

A portion of Crater Lake Avenue was closed Sunday morning while the Jackson County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team investigated the crash.

A preliminary investigation pointed to alcohol as a contributing factor, according to Medford police.