JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR - On Friday, July 14, 2023, at approximately 1:14 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-238, near milepost 8, in Josephine County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a silver Nissan Cube, operated by Rickey Lamont Evans (76) of Medford, was traveling westbound on Hwy-238, near milepost 8, when it attempted a left turn into a local business.
A westbound Suzuki GSXR, operated by Seth Jacob Skinner (45) of Medford, was westbound when it attempted to pass vehicles, which were behind the Nissan, on the left.
As the Nissan made a lawful left-hand turn, the Suzuki made a pass attempt and accelerated into the driver's side of the Nissan as it crossed the eastbound lane.
The operator of the Suzuki (Skinner) was declared deceased at the scene.
The operator of the Nissan (Evans) and passenger, Carole Lois Evans (83) of Medford, had minor injuries and denied medical transport.
The roadway was impacted for approximately 1.5 hours during the on-scene investigation.
OSP was assisted by ODOT.