Passengers in rollover crash still in hospital

Two people remain hospitalized with serious injuries suffered in Saturday's horrific car crash on Upper Applegate Road that killed a young Medford couple and injured seven others.

Police released the names of everyone involved, including the driver, identified as 47-year-old Lynne M. Tibbetts, of Medford. Tibbetts is the mother of Douglas Auberry, 20, who was killed in the crash. Auberry's 18-year-old girlfriend, Faith Vock, also was killed.

Jackson County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said the case has been turned over to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office to determine whether Tibbetts will face charges related to the crash.

The District Attorney's Office has declined to discuss the case publicly until it reaches a decision on whether to pursue charges based on an investigation being completed by the multi-agency STAR crash reconstruction team.

Carlson said the investigation has been complicated because of the number of people involved.

Tibbetts suffered a broken neck in the crash but has been released from the hospital after treatment.

Investigators from the STAR team have attempted to interview everyone who survived after the GMC sport-utility vehicle veered off the 600 block of Upper Applegate Road near Ruch about 12:40 p.m. Saturday.

Of those injured, two remained hospitalized Wednesday with serious injuries, Carlson said.

Heather Jones, 18, of Medford, was in intensive care in Rogue Valley Medical Center for numerous injuries and 19-year-old Donald Nelson, also of Medford, was in Providence Medford Medical Center with a broken femur and other injuries.

"Everyone else has been released from the hospital after being treated for injuries," Carlson said.

Isis Leiby, 18, of Medford, suffered scratches to her legs and other minor injuries; Steve Crozier, 20, of Medford, suffered bumps and cuts and Abram Arnold, 20, has been released from treatment for minor injuries. Arnold does not have a permanent address, Carlson said.

"From what we've learned, Isis (Leiby) suffered only minor cuts because she was sitting in the middle of the SUV, which is considered the safest spot," Carlson said.

A 17-year-old female was treated for a broken ankle and released from medical care. The sheriff's department declined to identify her because of concerns for her safety related to an estranged family member, Carlson said.

Reach reporter Chris Conrad at 541-776-4471 or e-mail

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