Grants Pass Woman Dies in Jackson County Crash
Brittany Jo Nieman, 26, of Grants Pass was pronounced dead at the scene after the 2008 Honda Civic she was a passenger in crashed into a tree last night on Sardine Creek Road in Gold Hill.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Johnathon Robert Lee Perkins, 27, also of Grants Pass, was driving the black Honda west and tried to negotiate a 25 mile per hour curve at a high rate of speed, lost control and slammed into the large tree.
Perkins had to be extricated from the wreckage and was rushed to Rogue Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
The was no word on the use of safety restraints, but excessive speed and alcohol are suspected as being contributing factors in the crash.