Grants Pass woman dead in crash near Roseburg High School

Grants Pass woman dead in crash near Roseburg High School

ROSEBURG, Ore. - One person died in a 3-car crash in front of Roseburg High School on Tuesday.

Police said the Interstate 5 northbound exit at Harvard and both Harvard bridges will be closed for up to 12 hours.

Authorities say Gail Weaver, 56, of Myrtle Creek, was exiting the freeway in her Honda SUV when she hit the curb on the west side of the exit ramp and drove through brush.

The vehicle hit a Subaru Legacy travelling eastbound on Harvard.

The Subaru spun and rolled once landing on its wheels.

Laura Beth Cortez, 53 of Grants Pass, the back seat passenger in the Subaru died from injuried sustained in the crash.

The driver of the Subaru, Matthew Cortez, 24,  and the front passenger, G. Reinhold Prince, 23 both of Cave Junction, were seriously injured and transported to Mercy Medical Center.

The Subaru then spun and rolled once landing on its wheels.

State police say the the Honda SUV continued across the intersection, hitting a Nissan SUV driven by Eric Jenkins, 40, of Eagle Point.

The Honda then came to rest on its wheels in the entrance to the parking lot of Roseburg High School.

Jenkins and his passenger, Cicely Jenkins, 39, were not injured.

Weaver was transported to Mercy Medical center for minor injuries.

State police say Weaver may have been experiencing a medical issue when the crash happened, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Authorities say Weaver is cooperating with investigators.

The crash is being investigated by Oregon State Police, with assistance from the Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire Department, ODOT and the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.