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Oregon State Police investigating fatal crash in Phoenix

Oregon State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Phoenix. The crash happened in the southbound lane of Interstate 5 near milepost 23. The crash happened on Sunday, at about 10:30 a.m.

Posted: Feb 23, 2020 12:09 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2020 10:41 AM

PHOENIX, Ore. -- Oregon State Police is investigating after a fatal crash on I-5 near Phoenix on Sunday. The crash happened in the southbound lane near milepost 23 at roughly 10:30 a.m.

NewsWatch 12 is being told by Oregon State Police that 70-year-old Craig McRae of Vacaville, California was driving a 1996 Chevrolet SUV southbound when he veered off the roadway, rolled the vehicle, and landed in a nearby field. McRae was killed in the crash.

The Oregon Department of Transportation closed the southbound I-5 on-ramp at Exit 24 in Phoenix due to the crash. Interstate 5 was reduced to one-lane traffic for more than two hours.

OSP was assisted by Talent PD, Jackson County Fire, Mercy Flights, and ODOT.

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