Police release names of Monday morning crash victims

Medford police have released the names of victims of a Monday morning hit-and-run crash that injured three and killed one.

Efran Vargas-Urena, 23, of Medford, died at Providence Medford Medical Center, where he was taken after the crash. Arnulfo Anaya, 23, remains in critical condition there and 21-year-old Dimas Rodriguez is in fair condition this morning, hospital officials said.

The other injured man, 37-year-old Pedro Santana-Arriaga, was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition. No update on his condition was available this morning.

Three other men in a Pacific Coast Contracting Inc. van walked away uninjured after the van was struck by a pickup at the intersection of Crater Lake and North Pacific highways near the Rogue Valley Mall.

Police believe Leta Schroeder, 34, ran a red light while traveling west on Crater Lake Highway and slammed into the side of the van carrying a seven-man reforestation work crew. Schroeder then allegedly fled on foot, but was found 14 hours later in White City with minor injures from the crash. She is currently held in the Jackson County Jail in lieu of $1.04 million bail on charges of reckless driving, second-degree manslaughter and four counts of hit-and-run.

— Ryan Pfeil

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