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Two Women Killed When Their Vehicle Slammed into Tree in the Illinois Valley

Two women were killed yesterday when their vehicle slammed into a tree off an Illinois Valley roadway near Kerby.

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office reports deputies and emergency personnel were dispatched to the single-vehicle crash in the 4600-block of Reeves Creek Road on Tuesday at 3:08 p.m..

Prior to law enforcement arrival, the driver -- 20-year-old Paige Ellen Collyer -- and the passenger -- 34-year-old Shannon Marie Hewitt -- were pronounced dead by medical personnel. Next of kin have been notified.

Deputies said evidence at the scene indicated the 1997 Lexus sedan was traveling north on Reeves Creek at high rate of speed when it failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway, striking a tree.

The Illinois Valley Fire District, American Medical Response, Oregon State Police and Jerry's Towing assisted at the scene of the double-fatal crash.
Posted on 6/12/24 2:15PM by Sam Marsh