Fatal Crash on Hwy 199 – Josephine County

On Friday, October 2, 2020 at approximately 5:53 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 199 at milepost 30.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a GMC Sierra, operated by Donald Uhler (63) of Gold Beach, was southbound on Hwy 199 when for unknown reasons it veered into the northbound lane and collided with a Dodge Ram, operated by Gary Zahniser (65) of Janesville, CA.

Uhler and Zahniser both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire Department and ODOT.