1 Dead, 1 Critical in Highway 199 Crash
State Troopers are investigating Wednesday afternoon’s single vehicle fatal crash along Highway 199 about eight miles south of Cave Junction that resulted in the death of a 75-year-old man and critical injuries to a 65-year-old woman.
According to the Trooper’s press release at approximately 1:54 p.m. a 2005 Dodge Pickup driven by the man, was southbound near milepost 37 when it failed to negotiate a curve. The pickup crossed the northbound lane and crashed into a tree.
The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the female passenger was transported by Mercy Flights to Rogue Valley Medical Center where she is reported in critical condition.
The driver was using safety restraints, but we have not confirmed whether the female passenger was.