Driver Killed in OR238 Crash May Have Struck Downed Tree

This is an update to our earlier coverage of the incident.

On Monday, January 3, 2023, at approximately 6:39 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 238, near milepost 20, in rural Jackson County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by Steven Anson Marsh (45) of Applegate, was traveling eastbound on Highway 238 near mile post 20 and possibly struck a downed tree in the roadway.

The single vehicle went off the roadway and came to rest in a nearby ditch. The driver was pronounced deceased on scene.

OSP was assisted by JCFD1 (Applegate Fire), Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, and ODOT.

No additional information was released by officials at this time.

Source: OSP

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