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News Release
Fatal Crash - Interstate 5 - Douglas County - 06/07/24

Douglas County, Ore. 6 June 24- On Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 10:21 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 5, near milepost 108, in Douglas County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a pedestrian, William Nailus Baird (74) of Myrtle Creek, was walking on a curve in the northbound fast lane when he was struck by a northbound Peterbilt commercial motor vehicle, operated by Jashandeep Sran (24) of British Columbia. The Peterbilt attempted to avoid the collision but was unable to do so.

The pedestrian (Baird) was declared deceased at the scene.

The Peterbilt operator (Sran) was not injured.

The highway was impacted for approximately 3 hours during the on-scene investigation.

OSP was assisted by Myrtle Creek PD, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT.


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