Fatal crash reported on Highway 199 north of Selma

UPDATE, 5/24 – Oregon State Police responded to the crash at milepost 19 on Highway 199 near Selma on May 23rd around 10:30 am.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows a northbound Volkswagen Bug, driven by 29-year-old Jesse Kozechen of Brazil, swerved to avoid traffic that had slowed for a turning car.

Kozechen reportedly over-corrected and lost control, sliding into the southbound lane and colliding with another vehicle.

Kozechen’s injuries were fatal and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver was transported with injuries, while their 2-year-old passenger was uninjured.

Highway 199 was closed for about 2 hours while the scene was investigated.


SELMA, Ore. – Police are investigating a fatal crash that shut down Highway 199 Monday.

The Illinois Valley Fire District responded to a two-vehicle fatal accident on Highway 199 near Clear Creek Road north of Selma just before noon on May 23, 2022.

As of 12:30 p.m., Highway 199 was still closed as Oregon State Police investigate.

No further information was provided by firefighters.

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