June 30, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a single vehicle rollover crash that seriously injured three people Sunday afternoon along a remote stretch of Highway 138E northwest of Diamond Lake in the Umpqua National Forest.
According to Sergeant Matt Bowersox, on June 30, 2013 at approximately 4:12 p.m., a 2003 Honda sport utility vehicle driven by LYNNE WRIGHT, age 59, from Chula Vista, California, was westbound on Highway 138E near milepost 66 when she said the vehicle jerked to the right causing her to lose control. According to a witness in the oncoming lane, the vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest off the highway.
LYNNE WRIGHT and passenger ALISON WRIGHT, age 38, from Chula Vista, were extricated from the vehicle by emergency responders. A 10-year passenger, EMMA WRIGHT, was ejected. All three were transported by air ambulances to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Safety restraint use information is pending confirmation.
Trooper Brian Jewell from the Roseburg Area Command office is the lead investigator. A tire malfunction is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture Law Enforcement, Chemult Fire Department, Douglas County Fire District #2, and Glide Rural Fire Protection District.
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