JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — A car crash on US 97 near Culver Highway Junction left a 9-month-old baby dead and a man injured.
Oregon State Police and Jefferson County officials responded to a fatal collision Friday afternoon.
Preliminary investigations revealed a white Ford Escape, driven by 26-year-old Brandon Shaw, was driving northbound on US 97. Shaw attempted to make a left turn onto Culver Highway when he came into the path of a southbound Ford F750, which was driven by 41-year-old Douglas Dean Jr.
Dean attempted to avoid Shaw and struck the passenger side of Shaw’s Ford Escape. Shaw’s car then crashed onto its side.
Medics attempted live-saving measures on the baby, who was in the Ford Escape, however, the 9-month-old died at the scene.
Shaw was transported by air to a hospital in Redmond and Dean did not suffer any injuries.
Officials determined alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.