Single vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 260 - Josephine County

Oregon State Police - 01/12/19

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at approximately 2:35 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 260 near milepost 11 in Josephine County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Acura SUV, operated by Jason Barker (38) of Grants Pass, failed to negotiate a curve, drove off the roadway, and struck a tree. 

Barker sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Alcohol is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.

OSP was assisted by Rural Metro Fire and ODOT