One fatality in two vehicle crash near Cave Junction - Josephine County

Oregon State Police - 11/20/18 

On Monday November 19, 2018, at about 3:22PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on  Hwy 199 near milepost 30.5, south of Cave Junction, in Josephine County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1993 Chevy S10 Blazer, operated by Evelyn Parmerlee (89) of Cave Junction, was traveling south on Hwy 199. Parmerlee attempted to turn left onto Pinewood Way when her vehicle crashed head-on with a brown 1988 Ford Bronco II, operated by Michael Finley II (54) of Cave Junction.

Parmerlee suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

Finley and his passenger, Rachel Lawson (44) of Cave Junction were transported by AMR ambulance to Three Rivers Medical Center with serious injuries.

US Hwy 199 was closed for approximately 3 hours after the crash.

OSP was assisted on scene by Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Illinois Valley Fire, American Medical Response, and 
Office, Illinois Valley Fire, American Medical Response, and ODOT.