Head-On Crash Claims Life of Cave Junction Man

On May 4, 2022, at 8:39 AM, Deputies from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office along with personnel from Illinois Valley Fire, Oregon State Police and AMR, were dispatched to Laurel Road and Walters Drive in Cave Junction for a two-vehicle head on collision crash. 

Area of crash

Upon arrival, Deputies found two vehicles in the roadway. Terry Lawson, 67 of Grants Pass was driving northbound on Laurel Road when the vehicle driven by Michael Gilles St-Onge, 52 of Cave Junction crossed into Lawson’s lane. The two vehicles collided head-on, blocking both lanes.

Lawson was not seriously injured in the crash.  St-Onge was pronounced deceased at the scene.    

Next of kin has been notified.

Courtesy of JoCo SO