NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Sunday afternoon’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Stringer Gap Road near New Hope Road south of Grants Pass, according to a press release.
Officials say the driver, Chris Erickson, 59, of Grants Pass was headed eastbound on Stringer Gap Road lost control at a high rate of speed just after 2 p.m. on Sunday. The vehicle went off the road, struck an embankment and rolled, ejecting the driver. The vehicle and driver came to rest partially on the road and shoulder. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to police.
OSP troopers from the Grants Pass office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by local fire personnel. The victim’s name will be released Monday.