One person dead after two-vehicle crash on Highway 238

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. –  One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 238 Friday afternoon.

According to Oregon State Police, Steven James Wyatt, 79 of Jacksonville, was driving westbound when he made a left turn onto Upper Applegate Road.

OSP says Wyatt crossed into the path of an oncoming truck, causing a side-impact collision.

Wyatt was pronounced dead shortly after.

The driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

OSP says the highway was impacted for around 2 and a half hours during the on-scene investigation.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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