On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at approximately 1:50 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near mile post 200.

Investigation revealed that a 2015 Ford F-150, operated by Gordon Waite (39) of Medford, was traveling eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle rolled down and embankment, striking several trees before coming to rest.

Waite sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and ODOT.