Central Point woman in fair condition after morning wreck

A Central Point woman is in fair condition at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford this afternoon after her sport-utility vehicle rolled on Interstate 5 this morning.

Tonetta Kenyon, 44, lost control of her red 2003 Jeep Liberty at about 8 a.m. near milepost 48 in the northbound lanes, police say. One lane was closed as the wreck was cleared, and morning traffic was slow in the area.

Kenyon said she was distracted when her SUV drifted off the busy freeway. She was unable to explain what distracted her, police said.

"She said she glanced away for a minute," said Oregon State Police trooper Heather West.

Attempts to correct her driving error by braking and steering simultaneously caused her to flip the Jeep multiple times across northbound lanes, said West.

"She estimated it was probably three times," said West. "Braking and steering are not a good combination."

Kenyon was in pain but awake after the wreck. She was removed from the vehicle by extraction equipment, said West.

"She was in pretty good shape considering the shape of her vehicle," said West.

— Sanne Specht

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