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One Person Hurt in Fiery Crash on Redwood Highway near Hayes Hill Summit

One person was injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Redwood Highway near the Hayes Hill Summit early yesterday.

The Oregon State Police reports troopers and emergency personnel responded to the three-vehicle collision near milepost 15 of US Highway 199 on Wednesday at about 8:25 a.m..

OSP said a preliminary investigation indicates 27-year-old James Edwards of Medford was driving a Chevrolet pickup south on the highway when he lost control in a curve. The pickup contacted a northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 42-year-old Yesenia Oviatt of Crescent City before crashing into a northbound Subaru Outback driven by 73-year-old George Milligan of Cave Junction.

Edwards' pickup overturned, burst into flames and was fully-burned when crews arrived to extinguish the fire. Milligan was transported by ambulance to Three Rivers Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt. All three vehicles were towed into Grants Pass.

Following the investigation, Edwards was either cited or warned for an unspecified traffic violation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Illinois Valley Fire District, Grants Pass Fire & Rescue, Rural Metro Fire Department, American Medical Response and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Posted on 10/26/23 11:09AM by Sam Marsh