Tesla Driver Dies in Crash Near the Jackson County Expo

Yesterday morning, at approximately 3:30 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5, near milepost 33, in Jackson County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a black Tesla Model S, operated by Shawn Douglas Kroll (29) of Oakley (CA), was traveling northbound on I-5, near milepost 33, when for an unknown reason the vehicle drifted off of the roadway and onto the shoulder. The vehicle drove through a fence, struck a tree, and caught fire near the Jackson County Expo.

The operator (Kroll) was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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

OSP was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Central Point Police Department, Fire District 3, and ODOT.

Source: OSP

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