Five juvenile passengers injured when driver struck a tree. Three of the juveniles, along with the driver, were critically injured.
On Sunday, August 16, 2015, at approximately 12:00 AM, a 1999 Isuzu SUV operated by Breanna WHITE (age 22) from Grants Pass was eastbound on Gunnell Rd. near milepost 1. WHITE’s vehicle drifted off of the right-shoulder, over corrected, rolled several times, struck a tree and came to rest on its top on the eastbound shoulder. As a result of the crash, at least two (2) of the five (5) juvenile passengers were ejected from the vehicle and one (1) was extricated.
Three (3) of the juvenile passengers were transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center (RRMC) in Medford, Oregon, with critical injuries. The driver, WHITE, was transported to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass, Oregon, with critical injuries. The remaining two (2) juvenile passengers were transported to TRCH as well. All passengers are from the Grants Pass area. It is unknown if seat-belts were in use at the time of the crash.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. The Oregon State Police were assisted by, Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Rural Metro Fire, American Medical Response, Grants Pass Fire, Rogue River Fire, Mercy Flights and the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety-chaplain service.