Fatal crash victim identified

Police identified the man who died Wednesday in a head-on collision at Fern Valley Road in Phoenix as Stephen Paul Green, 48, of Medford, after notifying next of kin.

The driver of the other vehicle, James Roland Tormey Jr., 73, of Medford, remains in critical condition today at Rogue Valley Medical Center.

Tormey was headed westbound in a silver 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee at about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday when he left his lane for unknown reasons and crashed nearly head-on into a red 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by Green near the intersection of Luman Road.

Phoenix police, assisted by Medford police, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Oregon State Police continue to investigate the crash.

The Phoenix exits from Interstate 5 and Fern Valley at Bolz Road were closed until about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday.

— Paris Achen

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