EAGLE POINT, Ore. – A driver on Highway 62 crossed the center line and hit a semi truck head on.
Witnesses say the driver was having trouble staying in his lane while headed northbound near Ball Road on Highway 62 just north of Eagle Point on Friday afternoon. Police notified next of kin that 59-year-old Medford resident Kim Pitzl died in this incident.
Crews blocked the road with flares and detoured traffic while Oregon State Police officers worked the scene of the accident. The Oregon Department of Transportation also responded to the scene.
There was a car in front of the semi as they approached the swerving SUV and, that car was able to dodge the oncoming SUV, but the truck didn’t have time to do the same.