On August 10, 2022, at about 2:45 PM, Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 238 near milepost 4.
Officials say the preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota Camry, operated by, Braden Hales, age 34, from Williams, pulled out onto Highway 238 from Jaynes Drive and into the path of a northbound Ford F250 pickup, operated by Ed DeVos, age 56, from Williams. The vehicles crashed and came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway.
Hales was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. A juvenile passenger in the Toyota Camry received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. DeVos was not injured.
OSP was assisted by Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy Flights, Rural Metro Battalion 5 and ODOT.