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OSP identifies driver who died in fatal plunge into Hellgate Canyon

The driver who died after her car plunged into the Rogue River’s Hellgate Canyon on Saturday has been identified as Hailee Fox, 21, of Grants Pass.

Oregon State Police troopers responded to a 911 call on Galice Road at 12:54 a.m. Saturday. A female from Grants Pass had called the emergency line and reported that a male had been assaulted and that he was in need of medical attention. She stayed on the phone with 911 and began driving to the hospital. As troopers were responding they located the injured man in the middle of Galice Road and evidence that a vehicle had left the road and gone into Hellgate Canyon.

Rural Metro Fire personnel rappelled into the canyon, where they located a Honda Civic with a female driver who had suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Fox was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, Rodrigo Herrara, 24, of Grants Pass was transported to a hospital for his injuries.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Josephine County Search and Rescue and Rural Metro Fire.

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