Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 – Josephine County (Photo)


On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at approximately 5:51 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on I-5 at milepost 71.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan Versa, operated by George Kachigian (84) of Grants Pass, was traveling northbound on I-5 when the Versa lost control and struck the center concrete median.  The Versa overturned and came to rest on the right shoulder of the road. 

Kachigian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Rural Metro Fire District, ODOT, AMR, and the Josephine County Sheriff's Office.

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