Man identified in Grants Pass fatal accident

Rural Metro Fire

[UPDATE: Saturday, Apr. 14th]

Oregon State Police say that a preliminary investigation revealed that Luther Masumoto, age 70, of Grants Pass, was traveling northbound on Highway 260 when he attempted to pass a dump truck traveling in the same direction.

Masumoto lost control of the vehicle, crossed both lanes of traffic and entered the northbound embankment and struck a tree.

Masumoto suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.


Emergency crews responded to a crash on Riverbanks Rd in Grants Pass on Friday.

The crash happened at approximately 2:42 p.m. at mile post 13 when a truck crashed into a tree, according to Rural Metro Fire.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene they found one person dead.

Oregon State Police is investigating the cause of the crash.

No further information is available at this time.

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