Release: Fatal crash on Highway 199 in Josephine County

From Oregon State Police, Friday, Oct. 15, 10:12 a.m.

On October 14, 2021 at about 12:55 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 199 at mile post 15. 

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Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound Toyota Tundra crossed the northbound lane of travel and exited the roadway at a high rate of speed. The Toyota went up an embankment and rolled at least once before coming to rest on its top. The Toyota ignited and burned completely.

The unidentified driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Highway 199 was closed for approximately 3 hours.

OSP was assisted by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Rural Metro Fire, Oregon Department of Forestry and ODOT.

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