Jessica Cejnar / Monday, March 29, 2021 @ 10:41 a.m.

Infant Dies in Josephine County Collision Involving Crescent City Driver

An infant was killed in a Friday collision involving three vehicles on U.S. 199, Oregon State Police reported.

From an OSP news release:

On Friday, March 26, 2021 at approximately 12:31 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 11.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota Tacoma, operated by a 17 year old, was southbound when it hit the back of a Honda Civic, that was stopped for traffic turning left, operated by Bronson Stickler (21) of Grants Pass. The Honda Civic was then pushed into a Dodge Dart operated by Jonathon Durocher (26) of Crescent City, CA.

An infant in the Honda Civic was transported to Rogue Regional Hospital in Medford and later to OHSU in Portland.  The infant sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at OHSU.

OSP was assisted by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, AMR Ambulance, Rural Metro Fire, and ODOT.

OSP is requesting any witnesses to the crash to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and reference case # SP21-076501


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