One person dead after Foothill Road rollover

Update (04-16-18 10:10 a.m.) – Police have identified the driver killed in a crash off North Foothill Road Sunday afternoon.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Medford resident Robert Bernard Ernst V was 17-years-old when the vehicle he was driving crashed, killing the teen.

Ernst was a student at North Medford High School.

Grief counselors will be available at the school Monday to respond to students’ needs.


Original Story: CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A popular Rogue Valley roadway was shut down today following a fatal rollover crash.

Deputies say the crash happened just after two this afternoon.

A driver was heading southbound on Foothill Road and left the roadway around the 5000 block, rolling into the orchard below.

Deputies say to always take into account road conditions as you drive.

“The road speeds, you know, you can’t always drive the exact speed because you have take into account the road surface being wet or some other factor causing it to be slick,” said Cpl. James Biddle.

The Sheriff’s Office will release more information once the family is notified.

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