On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at approximately 7:33 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy-62, near milepost 7, in Jackson County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Jamie Davenport (38) of Shady Cove, was southbound and turning east on Avenue H when a Toyota Highlander, operated by Vickie Kuras (65) of Medford, was northbound traveling through a green light.  The Yamaha made a left turn in front of the Toyota and the Toyota was unable to avoid the collision with the Yamaha.

The operator of the Yamaha (Davenport) was critically injured, transported to a local hospital, and was later pronounced deceased.

The operator of the Toyota (Kuras) was not injured.

The highway was impacted for approximately two hours during the on scene investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.