AUTO VS PEDESTRIAN CRASH ON WILLIAMS HWY
Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety
On January 26, 2021 at about 1910 Hours, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) Dispatch received numerous 911 calls of a male subject being struck by a vehicle on Williams Hwy near New Hope Rd. Personnel from the GPDPS Police, Fire/Rescue, AMR and Rural Metro Fire responded to the scene. The male subject was located near the "A" lane of the highway and the scene was secured, which involved the closure of Williams Hwy from W. Harbeck to New Hope for over 4 hours.
Lifesaving measures were attempted, but the male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle that struck the male subject remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
The deceased male is a 20 year-old from New York whose name will not be released at this time, pending next of kin notification.
GPDPS Traffic Team members and Detectives responded to the scene and continued the investigation. At this time it does not appear there was criminal conduct by the driver of the vehicle. Anyone who may have witnessed this event is asked to please call the GPDPS at (541) 450-6260 and reference case # 2021-3965.