Central Point man dies in I-5 crash

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – One person died in a two-vehicle crash in Jackson County.

Police said at about 11:39 p.m. Monday night, 85-year-old Charles Melvin Cole of Central Point was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 when he hit a Dodge Durango head-on near milepost 44.

Cole did not survive the crash and the other driver, along with his passenger, were hospitalized with what are reported to be minor injuries.

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