On Friday, March 26, 2021 at approximately 7:27 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 30.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota 4Runner, operated by Clyde McDonald (26) of Cave Junction, was northbound when crossed into the southbound lane and stuck a Ford Explorer operated by Shawn Fodor (29). The 4Runner then struck a (southbound) Ford F250 operated by Paul Taylor (35) of Cave Junction.
Taylor sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
McDonald was transported via AMR and then air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with injuries.
Fodor was uninjured in the crash.
The highway was partially closed for 5 hours.
Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and reference case number SP21-076174.
OSP was assisted by AMR, Illinois Valley Fire Department, ODOT, and the Josephine County Sheriff's Office.