Medford Police and the Medford Fire Department were on scene. Officers say the driver was not injured and the only person inside the vehicle. The cause of the crash was under investigation, but Police told NBC5 News they were investigating the driver for driving under the influence of intoxicants, or a DUII. They did not know immediately why the woman behind the wheel veered off the road.
The accident prompted a road closure for two lanes of eastbound traffic on East McAndrews Road. Crews were still evaluating shortly after 8 p.m., but expected to reopen traffic shortly. There were no outages related to the crash.
Jennifer Elliott anchors the primetime newscast FOX26 First News at Ten on NBC5’s partner station, KMVU/FOX26. She also reports for NBC5 News. Jennifer began her career at NBC5 News in 2011 as a production assistant. Raised in Southern Oregon, she studied voice and piano while attending South Medford High School. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she returned home and added organ playing to her musical repertoire. In addition to her musical talents, Jennifer is an award-winning artist. She has also co-hosted Southern Oregon’s Got Talent. Jennifer is married and the mother of three children who keep her busy and very happy.