Local Woman Arrested After Car Crash

Gibbs,DebraSHADY COVE, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman in connection to a rollover crash that cost a man his life.

On Sunday, at 2:45 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5,000 block of Rogue River Drive, near Shady Cove, for a single vehicle rollover crash. The driver, 43-year-old Shady Cove resident Debra Gibbs, was headed southwest on Rogue River Drive when she lost control of the vehicle.

The sheriff’s office says the blue 2001 Ford Ranger pickup struck a guardrail and rolled several times down an embankment resting in Long Branch Creek. The passenger, 42-year-old Michael H. Johnson, was ejected from the vehicle and died on scene.

The sheriff’s office says speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. Gibbs was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Her blood alcohol content was .13. She is currently lodged in the Jackson County Jail and is charged with Manslaughter 2 and DUII. Her bail is currently set at $1,004,000.