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State Police ID driver killed in fatal Hwy 199 crash

Fatal crash kills one person on Hwy 199 near milepost 25. (Oregon State Police)

Oregon State Police have released the name of the third man involved in a fatal crash that happened on Hwy 199, near milepost 25 on February 8th.

The driver of Honda SUV as 35-year-old Paul Garcia Vidales of Josephine County.

The crash happened 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 driven by Vidales. The Vidales 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 occurred. He was not injured.


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