Passenger dies in single-car accident on I-5 near Douglas County
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Crews from the Oregon State Police and other emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle crash that resulted in one fatality on Friday afternoon.
The crash took place on Interstate 5 near milepost 95 at approximately 4:15 p.m.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that a Mazda sedan, operated by Giancarlo Fuela, 26, was traveling northbound on I-5 when, for unknown reasons, she impacted the concrete median near milepost 95.
After impact, the vehicle veered off the road, crossing both lanes of travel and struck a rock embankment. After hitting the embankment, it rolled and came to a rest on the shoulder of I-5.
A passenger in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the person has not yet been released.
Northbound traffic on I-5 was delated for approximately three hours while the scene was being investigated.