Inexperience, speed and alcohol blamed in fiery Curry Co. crash

CURRY CO., Ore. — The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a car crash involving four juveniles. Deputies were made aware of the crash on Saturday, after two of occupants went to the hospital with injuries from the crash. They later learned two other juveniles were in the car at the time.

After speaking with them, police found the scene of the crash on a side road off of the Jerry’s Flat Agness Road. They noted the car had completely burned, along with nearby trees and vegetation.

Through the investigation, deputies determined the driver only possessed a learner’s permit. They cited inexperience, speed, and alcohol as possible factors in the crash. The Sheriff’s Office is expecting to issue citations in this case.

Natalie Weber anchors Your Place @ 7, and reports for NBC5 News at 5 and 6. She is also the spokesperson for S.O. Close to Homeless, a community discussion on homelessness in our region, started by Access and NBC5 News.

Natalie began her career in journalism as an intern with NBC5 News during her senior year at South Medford High School. Following graduation, she was promoted to Producer for the morning news broadcast for NBC’s sister station, FOX26, then to Producer for NBC5 News at Sunrise.

Natalie took a break from news to work for the Medford Police Department as a Records Specialist. However, she missed the fast-paced environment of the newsroom. Natalie moved back to her hometown of Eureka, California to start her on-air career with North Coast News KAEF ABC23 before returning once again to NBC5 News.

Natalie attended Southern Oregon University. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, getting lost in a good book, and exploring Southern Oregon.

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