FATAL Two Vehicle Crash when a Wrong-Way Driver Collides with Semi-truck on Interstate 5

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LINN COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at approximately 10:40 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel were responding to a wrong-way driver when it became a two vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 212.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Volkswagen Jetta, operated by Shiloh Edsitty (29) of Albany, was southbound in the northbound lanes and collided with a Freightliner semi-truck operated by Phillip Paylor (55) of Grants Pass. 

Edsitty sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Paylor was not injured.

OSP was assisted by Halsey Shedd Fire Department and ODOT.


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