June 8, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) are investigating a Friday afternoon two-vehicle traffic crash that later resulted in the death of an elderly male passenger at a Roseburg-area hospital. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Roseburg. A secondary crash later occurred three miles north involving five vehicles resulting in minor injuries.
On June 7, 2013 at approximately 5:25 p.m., a 2012 Toyota RAV4 driven by CAROLE S. CANFIELD, age 76, from Roseburg, was southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 120 when it appeared to travel to the right to take an off ramp. The vehicle then tried to return to the southbound lanes and collided into the end of a guardrail. The vehicle spun around into the southbound lanes where it was struck in the passenger side by a 2004 Toyota Tundra pickup with two occupants.
The Toyota RAV4 passenger, BILL ROBERT CANFIELD, age 88, from Roseburg, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg where he died.
CAROLE CANFIELD was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center and later was transferred to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She is reported in critical condition.
The second vehicle's two occupants received minor injuries not requiring transport to a hospital. The driver is identified as CHRISTOPHER MORIN, age 42, from Roseburg.
OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Dan Wells is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Douglas County Rural Fire District #2 and ODOT.