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Jackson County Jail mugshot of Jonathean D'Andrew Walker

Man charged in hit-and-run crash

A Medford man faces a felony hit-and-run charge for his alleged role in a crash that caused serious leg, hip and head injuries to a pedestrian.

Jonathean D’Andrew Walker, 20, of the 2300 block of Bromley Street, was arraigned Friday afternoon on a felony charge of failing to perform the duties of a driver to an injured person, according to documents filed in Jackson County Circuit Court.

The victim, identified as 26-year-old Chantal Roseann Haney, suffered a “severely broken” left leg, dislocated hip and head injures in the Wednesday evening crash, according to Medford police.

The night of the crash, Haney was rushed by ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in critical condition. On Friday morning, Haney was no longer a patient at the hospital, according to Asante spokeswoman Lauren Van Sickle.

The crash closed South Pacific Highway for nearly four hours just south of the Garfield Street intersection while the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction team investigated the scene of the accident with Medford police detectives. At one point the closure caused significant traffic delays near Interstate 5 Exit 27.

Walker’s silver 2002 BMW 7-series sedan with Georgia plates allegedly had damage to its windshield and front end consistent with Haney’s injuries, according to police, and Walker allegedly made admissions to police about leaving the scene of the accident.

As of Friday afternoon, Walker, whose name has previously been reported as Janathean D’Andrew Walker based on Medford police and Jackson County Jail records, remained held in jail on $7,500 bail.

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