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***Update-Name Released*** Fatal Crash Highway 199 - Josephine County (Photo) - 02/13/18

***UPDATE*** The operator of the Honda has been identified 35 year old Paul Garcia VIDALES of Josephine County.

****End Release***

On February 8, 2018 at approximately 3:30pm, the Oregon State Police responded to a 3 vehicle crash on Highway 199, near milepost 25. The incident location is several miles north of Cave Junction, in Josephine County.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a green Chevy van, operated by 46 year old Joseph PYGMAN, of Medford, was southbound on Highway 199 and for an unknown reason, crossed into the northbound lane of travel, hitting a Honda SUV. The vehicles collided head-on in the northbound lanes. The driver of the Honda was flown to a trauma center where they were pronounced deceased. The driver of the Chevy van was transported by ground ambulance to TRCH with non-life threatening injuries. A third vehicle, a white Mercedes , operated by 37 year old Sang Coa Tran, of Crescent City, ran into the back of the Chevy van after the head on collision occurred. The driver of the Mercedes was not injured.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire, AMR and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The name of the deceased will be released after the family has been notified.

Attached Media Files: 199_fatal.jpg
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