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Grants Pass man killed when car hits tree on Hwy 99

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JACKSON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A man from Grants Pass lost his life after his car crashed into a tree along Highway 99 about a mile north of Rogue River in Jackson County Monday.

Oregon State Police said around 9 p.m. 47-year-old Donovan Hilby was driving a 1997 Honda Coupe north down the highway when he took a turn too quickly and crashed into a large pine tree.

Officers said the tree struck the driver’s door.

Hilby was pronounced dead at the scene while his passenger, 35-year-old Patrick Green was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, according to officials.  

OSP believes alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash. 

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