Portion of Hwy 62 shuts down after fatal head-on crash in Eagle Point

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — A fatal head-on crash shut down part of Highway 62 in Eagle Point Tuesday evening.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said one person was confirmed dead at the scene near Hammel Road. Another was taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

Oregon State Police is leading the investigation into the two car crash. Eagle Point Police and Mercy Flights were also on scene.

ODOT says Highway 62 is closed at the intersection with Hammel Rd. Traffic is being detoured onto Rogue River Drive between Shady Cove and OR 234. ODOT says to expect a ‘lengthy closure.’

NBC5 News is working to get more information. Stay with us for more on this developing story.

Shellye Leggett is an anchor and producer for NBC5 News. You can also catch her anchoring on KMVU FOX26. She comes to the Rogue Valley from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a nightside reporter and fill-in weekend anchor for KOAT Action 7 News for 3 years. She has also reported in Colorado Springs, Colorado, South Bend, Indiana and Bozeman, Montana. Shellye was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She then earned a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her fiancé who's in the Navy, her cat “Tootsie,” watch scary movies with friends and spend time with her extended family who live all over the West Coast. Shellye is excited to explore Southern Oregon and North California and tell your stories.
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