Woman Killed In Hellgate Canyon Crash

posted by Brad Ford -

Saturday at 12:50 a.m., Oregon State Police were called to a report that a man had been assaulted in the Grants Pass area.

The woman stayed on the phone with 911 and began driving to the hospital.  As Troopers were responding they located the male in the middle of Galice Rd. and evidence that a vehicle had left the road and went into Hellgate Canyon.

Hellgate Canyon is located on the Rogue River.

Rural Metro Fire personnel rappelled into Hellgate Canyon and there they located a Honda Civic with a female operator that sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Josephine County Search and Rescue and Rural Metro Fire.

Investigators are working to learn how the man ended up out of the car and on the road.

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