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NEAR ASHLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man driving a Prius died after colliding with a pickup near Ashland, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says.

The crash occurred Saturday afternoon in the 1200 block of Eagle Mill Road and caused the pickup, a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, to catch fire, according to deputies. The driver and a passenger in the Silverado were not hurt.

Anthony Tomas Panter, 27, of Medford, died at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office. Panter was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The cause was not immediately clear. The Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team continues to investigate.

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