Fatal Crash on Old Stage Road

ROLLOVERJACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – A single-vehicle, roll-over crash sent Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies to the area of Old Stage Rd near Kane Creek Rd in Central Point.

The red 1986 Nissan truck was traveling east on Old Stage Rd from the Gold Hill area. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle drifted off the shoulder of the road then crossed back over the roadway before slamming into the embankment on the northeast side of the road.

Officials say the driver, 50-year-old James Michael Hyde of Medford, was not wearing his seatbelt, was thrown from the car, and pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies are investigating whether alcohol and speed were contributing factor to the crash.

There was no one else in the vehicle  and there were no witnesses.