04/20/2015 — Oregon State Police report that Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday nights fatal traffic crash at 9237 Holland Loop Road near Cave Junction in Josephine County that ended with one man dead and another facing DUI homicide charges. Police report that after arresting the driver, he had to be subdued with a Taser.
According to OSP Sergeant Brandon Boice, troopers were dispatched to the location on a report of a vehicle that had slid off the road and crashed into a tree. Upon arrival troopers discovered a 1993 Acura Integra driven by ERRIC FISHER, 19, of Cave Junction, which had been northbound on Holland Loop Road, that crashed sideways into a tree shearing the vehicle in half.
The front seat passenger, identified as CAMBRIA RIVER LIN COOK, 22, of Cave Junction, was transported to the hospital with injury. The rear passenger, identified as AUSTIN J. PEDRO, 35, of Cave Junction, was pronounced deceased at the scene. FISHER received only minor injuries.
After investigation, troopers arrested FISHER for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Manslaughter I, Assault III, Reckless Driving, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer and Resisting Arrest after being subdued with a electronic control device. FISHER was lodged at the Josephine County Jail.
OSP was assisted by the Illinois Fire District and the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.