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Crash On Highway 199 Kills One, Injures Another

Police do not believe that intoxicants or speeding contributed to the accident.

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Updated: Feb 21, 2018 4:22 PM

SELMA, Ore. — A head-on collision on Highway 199 near milepost 24.5 this morning left one driver dead and sent another to the hospital, according to Oregon State Police (OSP).

The collision occurred right around 7 p.m. last night, near the community of Selma in Josephine County. OSP say that a white GMC Safari, driven by 20 year-old Robert Jakovic of Ridgeville, Ohio was traveling northbound on the highway. A red Toyota Prius, driven by 69 year-old Deborah Newell of Cave Junction, was heading southbound.

At a curve near Reeves Creek Road, the two vehicles collided head-on near the center line. Both drivers appear to have been wearing their safety belts, but Newell succumbed to her injuries at the scene, while Jakovic survived and has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries. OSP was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire and ODOT in responding to the crash.

OSP do not believe that intoxicants or speeding contributed to the crash, but consider this to be an ongoing investigation. There have been a string of deadly crashes along Highway 199 in the past several months between Grants Pass and Cave Junction.

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