A Glendale man is dead and a Grants Pass woman has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after an evening crash on Interstate 5, according to Oregon State Police.
At approximately 8:22 p.m. on March 18, troopers and emergency crews responded to a report of a single vehicle crash near milepost 59 on Interstate 5 near Grants Pass.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a black 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Kim Parsley, 62, of Glendale, was traveling southbound when the vehicle was rear ended by a 2010 Subaru Legacy, which later fled the scene.
The crash caused the Volkswagen to flip on its top and collide with a guardrail, according to state police. Parsley was trapped in the vehicle and needed emergency crews to extricate him before he was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center and then Rogue Regional Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.
Parsley's passenger, Ashlan Parsley, 18, of Glendale, was able to remove herself from the vehicle, according to state police, but sustained serious injuries. She was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center.
Approximately 20 minutes after the crash, a trooper who left the crash scene stopped a vehicle about a mile from the scene for lighting violations, according to a state press release. The trooper stopped the vehicle, a Subaru Legacy, and realized the vehicle had been involved in the crash. The driver, identified as Lindsey Johnson, 28, of Grants Pass, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
According to state police, the crash is still under investigation with state officials working with the Josephine County District Attorney's Office to review any additional charges.