State police: Man who drove drunk, killed dispatcher arrested

State police: Man who drove drunk, killed dispatcher arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The man state police say was driving drunk when he was caused a crash after driving the wrong way on I-5 has been arrested.

Authorities say Karen Lee Greenstein, 58, of Ashland, a veteran emergecy services dispatcher, was killed in the collission.

State police say that on March 27, a silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Richard Webster Scott, 42, of Grants Pass, was driving northbound in the right hand southbound lane of I-5, when it ran head-on with a southbound 2006 Honda Civic driven by Karen Lee Greenstein, 58, of Ashland.

State police say Scott was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center with serious injuries.

Greenstein was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators say Greenstein worked for over 20 years for several Jackson County-area emergency dispatch centers, and was on her way home after completing her shift at Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon.

State police say the investigation wrapped up Wednesday with Scott's arrest.  Officials charged him with first degree manslaughter, DUII and reckless driving, among others.

He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.