UPDATE: Police investigate meth use in wrong way driver crash that injures veteran

Update (03/15 12:50pm) — Oregon State Police have confirmed that John Kipp, the wrong way driver, made admissions to using methamphetamine. OSP is awaiting toxicology reports to confirm if Kipp was indeed under the influence of meth at the time of the accident.

Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical costs for Medford veteran and father, Norman Anderson.


Medford, Ore. – Oregon State Police say a suspected wrong way driver caused a two vehicle accident on I-5 between Medford and Central Point.

Officers say a 2005 GMC pickup truck was traveling southbound on the northbound lanes of I-5 when it collided with a 2001 Dodge Intrepid before 6am Tuesday morning. The crash closed the northbound lanes of I-5 for around 3 hours.

The driver of the GMC was identified by officers as 62-year-old John E. Kipp, of White City. He was critically injured in the accident. The driver of the Dodge, 37-year-old Norman D. Anderson of Medford, was also critically injured. Both drivers were taken to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment.

OSP troopers say they believe that Kipp was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the accident.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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