JOSEPHINE COUNTY – On Friday, December 16, 2022, at approximately 6:33 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on HWY 99, near the 1900 block or milepost 1.75, in Josephine County.
According to a media release from OSP, the preliminary investigation indicated two pedestrians, Deverne Jacobsen (91) and Gwen Jacobsen (85) of Grants Pass were crossing Hwy 99 to attend a Christmas Party when they were stuck by a truck traveling northbound on Hwy 99. Both pedestrians died as a result of injuries from the collision. The driver of the truck did not stop and fled the scene. The vehicle operator, Skylar Fucci (24) of Grants Pass, was contacted at approximately 9:15 P.M. and cooperated with the investigators.
Fucci was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail for two counts of Felony Hit and Run. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be applied at a later time.