Coos Bay man killed in crash near Junction City; wife seriously injured

JUNCTION, Ore. - A Coos Bay man died and his wife was serioulsy injured when their car collided with a van at the intersection of Highway 99 and Highway 36 south of Junction City on Friday morning.

James Charles Richmond, 55, of Coos Bay died at the hospital. His wife, Barbara Richmond, 55, suffered serious injured and is being treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

The crash happened around 6:40 a.m. Friday as the Richmonds were eastbound on Hwy 36 in a red Acura Integra.

Their car collided with a black van southbound on Hwy 99 driven by Brian D. Cole, 43, of Sandy, Oregon. Cole was treated at the scene for minor injuries, police said.

Investigators are still working to determine which car had the right of way at the intersection, which is controlled by an electronic signal.

Earlier story

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - One person is dead after a crash at the intersection of Highways 99 and 36 south of Junction City.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.

At least 2 other people were in the vehicles involved in the crash.

The victim was in a red sports car with another person.

The second person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

At least one person was in a black van involved in the crash.

No word yet on that person's condition.

The crash remains under investigation.