MEDFORD, Ore. —
UPDATE: Around 7:12 p.m., Medford Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on E. McAndrews Rd, just east of Brookdale Avenue.
Medford Fire-Rescue were first to arrive on scene and were tending to the driver and sole occupant, of a white 2014 Audi R8. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and unconscious. Medford Fire-Rescue were able to extracate him and he was taken to the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 2005 Ford F350, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation revealed both vehicles were traveling eastbound on McAndrews Rd. Witnesses reported the Audi as traveling at a very high rate of speed prior to the crash. The Audi lost control and struck the rear end of the Ford F330. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the Audi, 45-year-old James Burton, was under the influence of intoxicants.
Burton remains in critical condition as of 7:00 a.m. on March 22nd, 2019. The driver of the Ford F350, a 29-year-old male, was treated for his injuries.
The road was opened back up at 10:30 p.m.
At approximately 9:00 p.m., while officers were still investigating the crash scene, a vehicle drove around barricades and ignored commands to stop, as the vehicle attempted to drive through the scene. The driver was eventually stopped and determined to be under the influence of intoxicants.
Jeremy Lee Tyler-Acree, 36, was arrested for DUII, Driving while Suspended, and Reckless Driving. This is completely unrelated to the original DUII injury crash.
(Updated 3/22/19 at 8:15 a.m.)
UPDATE: Officials say the roads will stay closed for another half hour or so.
Police say a white Audi crashed into a Ford pickup truck at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday night. The driver of the Audi sustained serious injures. The driver of the pickup received minor injuries. Both were transported to the hospital.
Law enforcement is not releasing the identity of either driver at this point.
(Updated 3/21/19 at 9:39 p.m.)
INITIAL REPORT: Roads are blocked near McAndrews Road and Brookdale Avenue because of a multi-vehicle crash.
Jackson County Dispatch says roads are closed at McAndrews and Brookdale, as well as McAndrews and Thrasher Lane. Serious injuries are being reported.
Crews anticipate being on scene into tonight to determine exactly how the crash happened.
We have a photographer on scene, and will update this story as we get additional information confirmed.