JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR (March 1, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Monday, February 28th, 2022, at about 6:13 PM, OSP and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 238 near milepost 3.
The preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Chevrolet S-10 pickup, operated by Andrew Crist (54) of Grants Pass, drifted onto the shoulder of the roadway, lost control and slid into the westbound lane of travel colliding with a Toyota Rav-4, operated by Donnie Thomason (24) of Grants Pass.
Crist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Thomason was not injured.
Highway 238 was closed for approximately three hours while the investigation was conducted.
OSP was assisted by Grants Pass Police Department, Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Rural Metro Fire and ODOT.