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News Release
Fatal Crash - HWY 38 - Douglas County - 05/19/23

On Wednesday, May 17, at approximately 12:01 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 38, near milepost 8, in Douglas County.


The preliminary investigation indicated a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser, operated by Betty Ann Hodges (79) of Florence, was traveling westbound on Highway 38. The PT Cruiser left the roadway (for unknown reasons), crashed into a tree, and came to an uncontrolled rest. The lone occupant of the vehicle was determined to be deceased at the scene.


The highway was impacted for approximately 3 hours during the on-scene investigation.


OSP was assisted by the Douglas County SO (Medical Examiner's Office), Reedsport Fire Department, Lower Umpqua Ambulance, ODOT, and Mast Brother's Towing.

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