One dead after crash in Josephine County

Update (11-29-18 8:55 a.m.) — Investigators with OSP identified the man killed in a Josephine County crash as 37-year-old John Festvog of Colfax, Iowa. “Speed, alcohol, and lack of safety belt use are being investigated as factors in this crash,” OSP said.


Original story: CAVE JUNCTION, ORE. — Oregon State Police are investigating a crash that took the life of a driver Wednesday night.

According to the Illinois Valley Fire District, the crash happened just before 7:30 pm on Holland Loop in Cave Junction. Pictures from the scene show a pickup truck severely damaged after crashing into a tree.

The driver was the only person in the vehicle and died on scene.

The identity of the driver has not been released.

Holland Loop was closed for 2 and a half hours while troopers investigated, the road is now reopened.

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