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July 23, 2024

Juvenile killed Sunday in rollover crash at I-5 Mt. Ashland exit

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July 3, 2023

OSP says vehicle was going too fast; other two occupants, both adults, only suffered minor injuries

By Kevin Opsahl, Rogue Valley Times

A juvenile was killed Sunday morning when an SUV crashed while taking the Mount Ashland exit off of Interstate 5. 

Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash at about 5 a.m. at the northbound exit at milepost 6. The driver, Yolanda Flores, 41, of Centralia, Washington, was heading northbound in a GMC Envoy with Andres Cruz, 22, of Centralia, and the minor when Flores “took the milepost 6 exit too fast, exited the roadway and rolled multiple times,” OSP reported in a news release.

The minor — whose name and age were not provided in the release — was ejected from the SUV and declared dead at the scene. Flores and Cruz suffered minor injuries.

The roadway remained open in the aftermath of the crash. OSP was assisted by Ashland Police Department, the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team, American Medical Response and Oregon Department of Transportation.

Capt. Kyle Kennedy, government and media relations officer for OSP, wrote in an email that his agency would not be releasing any more information about the minor who was killed. The district attorney will review the circumstances at the completion of the investigation to make a charging decision, Kennedy stated. 

Reporter Kevin Opsahl can be reached at 458-488-2034 or kopsahl@rv-times.com. This story first appeared in the Rogue Valley Times.

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