Victim Identified in Friday’s Fatal Crash near Wolf Creek
Oregon State Police continues its investigation into a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Tigard woman Friday afternoon off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek. OSP and local emergency personnel were alerted and responded to the milepost 76 crash scene at 1:27pm.
The initial investigation revealed that 80-year-old Adelina Teresa Barrera was southbound on I-5 in her 2004 BMW SUV when it left the roadway at a high rate of speed, crossing the shoulder and continuing through a grassy field and wooded area, taking out a wire fence and striking several trees and fence posts. The vehicle narrowly missed a house before crashing head-on into a tree. Barrera was pronounced deceased at the scene.
OSP troopers from Grants Pass are handling the investigation into the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by a deputy medical examiner from Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Rural Metro Fire.
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