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Police ID victims in multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 199

(Oregon State Police)

Oregon State Police has released the names of the persons involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 199 on Thursday.

The crash happened near milepost 24 several miles north of Cave Junction approximately 3:30 p.m.

JCSO says a green Chevy van driven by 46-year-old Joseph Pygman was heading southbound on Hwy 199 when he crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on into a Honda SUV. The driver of the Honda was taken to a trauma center where he was later pronounced dead.

Pygman was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A third vehicle, a white Mercedes driven by 37-year-old Sang Coa Tran of Crescent City crashed into the Chevy after the crash had occured. He was not injured.

The name of the deceased driver is being withheld until next of kin have been notified.

No other information is available at this time.

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