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Two Dead in Crash On Hwy 42

3:18 AM · Jan 4, 2023

On Monday, Jan. 2, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 42, near milepost 70.5, in Douglas County according to an OSP press release. The preliminary investigation indicated a GMC Yukon, operated by Jimmy Brown (35) of Tenmile, was towing another GMC Yukon when it crossed into oncoming lanes and crashed head-on into a fully-loaded Peterbilt commercial motor vehicle, operated by Garret Mizuno (30) of Myrtle Creek. The GMC Yukon operator and passenger, Jason Elam (35) of Tenmile, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the Peterbilt was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained during the crash and was cooperative with the investigation. OSP was assisted by the Winston Police Department, Douglas County Fire, the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office, and Oregon Department Of Transportation.

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