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Fatal Vehicle Collision - 05/09/19

On Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at approximately 1451 hours, emergency personnel from the Roseburg Fire Department and Roseburg Police Department responded to a two vehicle collision in the 3800 block of Highway 138 east.  It was reported a pickup truck and a passenger car were involved in a head on collision in that area.

The driver of the passenger car, 38 year old Sherri Hu of Myrtle Creek, was transported to Mercy Hospital via ambulance for very serious injuries.  Unfortunately, Hu succumbed to her injuries while at the hospital.  The driver of the pickup truck was a 17 year old male from Roseburg.  He was also transported to Mercy via ambulance and treated for his injuries, and later released.  

The Roseburg Police Department is the lead investigating agency of the accident.  The Oregon State Police assisted in the investigation by conducting an accident reconstruction and we were also assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  The highway was reduced to one lane of travel in each direction while the scene was investigated.  The road was completely re-opened after 1900 hours.

The investigation is ongoing, and the male is cooperating with the investigators.  At this time there is no evidence that either driver was impaired during the collision.  According to witness statements, the pickup was driving westbound and for unknown reasons drifted across the center lane and into the eastbound lanes of travel, striking Hu's vehicle, which was driving eastbound.  Next of kin have been notified.  

 

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