Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 – Jackson County

On Monday, May 4, 2020 at approximately 12:21 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 29.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Mazda sedan, operated by Sidney De La Cruz (26) of Ashland, was southbound on Interstate 5 when she struck a pedestrian that was in the travel lanes of Interstate 5.  A second vehicle, a Ford utility work truck, operated by Shawn Child (49) of Molalla, also struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene.

De La Cruz and Child were not injured.

Interstate 5 southbound was closed for approximately 2.5 hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Medford PD, Central Point PD, Mercy Flights, Medford Fire, and ODOT.

The name of the pedestrian will be released at a later time.