Fatal Rollover on Williams Highway

Fatal roll over crash claims one person on Williams Highway. (Josephine County Sheriff's Office)

Oregon State Police and multiple fire agencies responded to a road blockage and rollover accident Monday night on the 15000 block of Williams Hwy near milepost 1 in Josephine County.

Joshua Silva, 27, of Escondido, Ca. was driving a 1999 Toyota truck on Williams Highway when he failed to turn. His car landed in a ditch and traveled along until hitting a telephone pole causing it to rollover.

The two passengers in the truck with Silva; 27-year-old Chase Hovland of Tacoma, WA received minor injuries. The other passenger was ejected from the truck and did not survive. The name has been withheld at this time until next of kin has been notified.

The Oregon State Police are investigating drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor of the crash.

Initial reports indicate the accident took place around 10:40 p.m.

There is no other information available at this time.

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