GRANTS PASS, Ore. - The Josephine County sheriff's office says deputies fatally shot a driver who fled after deputies tried to pull him over for a traffic stop.
The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the man was wanted on a warrant for skipping a court date, had a background of drug and other convictions, and faced a court date next week on methamphetamine charges.
The sheriff's office said a deputy and a reserve deputy chased the truck Saturday night.
The deputies say the driver skidded to a stop at Cave Junction, put the pickup truck in reverse and rammed the patrol car.
The deputies shot the driver, identified as 46-year-old Walter Britt Phillips of Cave Junction. He was airlifted to a Medford hospital where he died.
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