Police have released the name of the 62-year-old man involved in a Thursday night accident on Interstate 5 near the California border.
Oregon State Police said Daniel Schnoor, 62, of Hornbrook, Calif., was traveling northbound on I-5 when his 2011 Ford Expedition swerved off the road for an unknown reason. The SUV went airborne and landed on its side where it came to rest.
Schnoor was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, fire officials said. He was pronounced dead the scene.
OSP is continuing the investigation.
Oregon State Police said the 62-year-old man killed in a fatal traffic crash near the Oregon-California border Thursday night was not wearing a seatbelt.
Sgt. David Beck said the man's 2011 Ford Expedition was heading northbound on Interstate 5 just after 11 p.m. when it lost control, left the roadway and went airborne. It crashed and came to a stop on its side.
The crash closed one lane of traffic while emergency crews were on scene.
Police have not released the man's name yet, as next of kin has not been notified.
A traffic crash involving a commercial truck left one dead late Thursday night, Oregon State Police reported.
Specifics on the crash and the victim's identity have not yet been released. The crash occurred at 11:09 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 7 and the upper escape ramp.
Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon logs show Jackson County Fire District No. 5 responded to the crash.
Police said they will have more information available today. Check back later for more updates.
— Ryan Pfeil
UPDATED: Police release name of Thursday night crash victim