Fatal crash near Phoenix closes Hwy 99

The passenger is recovering from serious injuries.

Posted: Oct 5, 2019 4:06 PM

PHOENIX, Ore. -- Highway 99 is now reopen after being closed for an hour Saturday at 6 a.m. Shortly after 7 a.m. Oregon State Police reconstruction crew were on scene helping direct single lane traffic for an additional four hours.  

At 3:45 p.m. OSP released information surrounding the fatal crash. The crash happened at 5:47 a.m.

Emergency personnel responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 99 at milepost 10.5 near Phoenix. The investigation revealed 23-year-old Dakota Arthur from Medford was traveling northbound at a high speed when his car slid sideways into a power pole. 

Police say Arthur sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. The passenger, 24-year-old Danielle Ramirez was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

OSP was assisted by Phoenix Police Department, Talent Police Department, Medford Fire Department, and ODOT.

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