Crash victim's family notified by police

The family of the man who was killed June 15 in a single-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 5 south of Grants Pass has been notified, Oregon State Police reported Sunday.

OSP released 67-year-old Ronald Humphreys' name and photograph Thursday in hopes of locating his family after searches for relatives by the police agencies across several states reached dead ends.

Police hoped that someone would recognize him and know how to contact his relatives.

Humphreys' family was later located in Utah with the help of Utah law enforcement and was notified of his death.

Humphreys died after his 1993 Dodge Caravan, heading southbound at about 6 a.m. on I-5, left the roadway for unknown reasons. Humphreys drove into the gravel shoulder and attempted to regain control of the van and veered back onto the interstate where the vehicle skidded and rolled several times. The van came to rest on the west side of the freeway between two trees.

Humphreys was ejected from the van and pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified by the Jackson County Medical Examiner with the OSP's assistance, using fingerprints and photographs from a string of arrests across Oregon.

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