On April 10th, 2022, at 1:58 a.m., officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to Crater Lake Avenue and Roberts Road, for a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, first responders found a Chevrolet pick-up truck which had struck a tree. The three occupants were severely injured. It took several minutes for Medford Fire to extricate the occupants from the vehicle.
All three occupants were transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, and one person was pronounced deceased. The other two occupants are being treated for severe injuries. Their exact medical status is not known at this time.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.
The Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the case. Crater Lake Avenue will be closed between Brookhurst Street and Roberts Road, for most of the morning.
Police say additional details will be released as the case unfolds.
Courtesy of MPD