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Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Josephine County **Deceased Identified** - 07/10/19



The male has been identified as Michael D. Kerrigan, age 61, mainly from Los Angles, California.



On Saturday, June 29, 2019 at approximately 10:24 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers received multiple calls regarding  a subject walking on Interstate 5 in both northbound and southbound travel lanes. Troopers were actively looking for the subject when a passing motorist advised them a vehicle had struck a pedestrian near milepost 58.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Toyota Camry, operated by Shannon Baldwin (51) of Central Point, was  southbound on I5 when he struck the unidentified male subject in the travel lane.

The unidentified male subject sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Baldwin and his passenger, Hope Sakrison (55) of Central Point, were transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

I5 southbound was closed briefly and then reduced to one lane of travel for approximately 2 1/2 hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by ODOT, Grants Pass DPS, Grants Pass Fire, and AMR.

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