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Brookings Man Dies in Fatal Crash That Shut Down 199 South of O'Brien

U.S. 199 was closed for four hours Wednesday due to a single-vehicle collision at milepost marker 39. | Open Data Portal

From Oregon State Police:

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, at approximately 12:24 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 199 near milepost 39 in Josephine County. 

The preliminary investigation indicated that a Chevrolet Avalanche, operated by John Anton Renner IV (59) of Brookings, was traveling southbound on Hwy. 199 near milepost 39 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle crashed into a group of trees and caught on fire. 

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

The highway was impacted for approximately four hours. 

OSP was assisted by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Valley Fire District, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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