SHADY COVE, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says that a man was taken to the hospital after a rollover crash along Highway 62 in Shady Cove on Wednesday morning.
Deputies and emergency crews first responded to the crash around 10:30 a.m. According to the Sheriff's Office, the 29-year-old driver of a 4-door sedan left the roadway and smashed through a tree, with his vehicle coming to rest upside-down near the river.
Firefighters from Jackson County Fire District 4 had to right the vehicle before they could work to extract the driver. He was initially taken by boat to a waiting Mercy Flights ambulance before being taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time, but JCSO said that he lost consciousness during the response, which took roughly an hour to complete.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said that the eastbound lanes of Highway 62 were shut down for the emergency response.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.