JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR (ClayCoNews) - The Oregon State Police (OSP) is reporting that on Friday, December 16, 2022, at approximately 6:33 P.M., OSP responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 99, near the 1900 block or mile post 1.75, in Josephine County.
The preliminary investigation indicated two pedestrians, Deverne Jacobsen (91) and Gwen Jacobsen (85) of Grants Pass were crossing Highway 99 to attend a Christmas Party when they were stuck by a Toyota Tacoma traveling northbound on Highway 99.
Both pedestrians died as a result of injuries from the collision. The driver of the truck did not stop and fled the scene.
The vehicle operator, Skylar Fucci (25) of Grants Pass, was contacted at approximately 9:15 P.M. and cooperated with the investigators.
Fucci was arrested lodged in the Josephine County Jail for:
- Two counts of Felony Hit and Run
The investigation is on-going and additional charges may be applied at a later time.
OSP was assisted by the Grants Pass Police Department and ODOT.