OSP: man killed in head-on crash near Phoenix

Phoenix, Ore. — Oregon State Police say a man was killed in a crash after merging onto Interstate 5, while driving the wrong direction.

AroundĀ 10:15 p.m. Saturday night, troopers say Medford manĀ Ellis Feinstein, 81, entered I-5 from exit 24 driving against traffic. Police say his GMC truck collided head-on with a semi immediately after leaving the on-ramp.

Feinstein was killed in the crash. The driver of the semi was not injured.

Both northbound lanes were closed throughout the night. As of 5:30 Sunday morning, the entire interstate was reopened.

OSP is continuing to investigate.

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