Man Dies After Crashing Van on I5 Near Phoenix

On Wednesday, May 24, at approximately 8:30 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5, near milepost 21, in Jackson County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a black Chrysler Town and Country, operated by Ruben Nanez (69) of Yreka (CA), was traveling south on the interstate, when for unknown reasons, it drifted off the roadway and impacted a ditch embankment. The van overturned and landed in a small creek.

Fire and Medical personnel extricated the single male occupant and attempted life saving measures, however the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The roadway was not impacted during the on-scene investigation.

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Fire District 5, ODOT, Phoenix PD, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Source: OSP

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