Passenger dies in single-vehicle crash in southern Oregon

Photo: Oregon State Police

SELMA, OR (KPTV) - A passenger died in a single-vehicle crash in southern Oregon.

Emergency crews responded to Deer Creek Road near Highway 199 in the Selma area of Josephine County at 7:47 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators said the driver of a 2006 Toyota Scion was approaching the highway when she traveled off the road, hit a stump and then a dirt embankment.

The 33-year-old driver from Grants Pass was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The passenger, Machelle Moore, 39, of Cottonwood, California, died in the crash, according to police.

A cause for leaving the roadway has not been released by investigators.

Oregon State Police troopers were assisted at the scene by the Illinois Valley Fire Department.

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