DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR - On Saturday, June 24, 2023, at approximately 10:20 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Interstate 5, near milepost 123, in Douglas County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a black Land Rover Range Rover, operated by Jonnie Leroy Puz Jr. (54) of Roseburg, was traveling south on Interstate 5 in the fast lane when it struck a pedestrian, Betty Hamm (54) of Grants Pass, who was traveling west across the interstate.
The operator (Puz Jr.) of the Land Rover immediately stopped and fully cooperated with the investigation.
The pedestrian (Hamm) was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The roadway was impacted for approximately 3 hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is currently unknown.
OSP was assisted by Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, and Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office.