Single vehicle fatal crash on Rockydale Rd. - Josephine County

Oregon State Police

On Friday, September 27, 2019 at approximately 1:31 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Rockydale Rd. at the intersection with Waldo Rd. in Josephine County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Subaru was eastbound on Rockydale Rd. when it crossed over Waldo Rd and collided with an embankment   A passerby removed the driver and passenger from the vehicle prior to it becoming fully engulfed.

The operator sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The passenger, Jameson Eckert (31) of Cave Junction, was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass with serious injuries.

The operator of the Subaru was Benjamin Upshaw (30) from Corpus Christi, TX. 

OSP was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire, AMR Ambulance, and Oregon Department of Forestry.