MPD Release Official Information on Fatal Crater Lake Ave Crash

UPDATE: Police have now released the name of the deceased pedestrian. He has been identified as Jerold Gene Hobbs, date of birth 2-3-60.

Here is the link to our original article regarding the incident.

On 6/8/22 at 10:39 P.M., patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Crater Lake Avenue to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers determined the accident involved one motorcycle and one pedestrian.

The driver of the motorcycle suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital via ambulance for treatment. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The Medford Police Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction team (STAR) and a Medford Police Detective responded to the scene to investigate the accident.

Their investigation revealed the motorcycle was traveling south on Crater Lake Avenue when it collided with a pedestrian who was in the middle of the number 2 lane. The pedestrian was not crossing the street within a crosswalk. The incident was determined to be non-criminal and no arrests or citations were issued.

Courtesy of MPD