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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 138W east of Elkton
05/07/2011
Sergeant Matt Bowersox
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334

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A Yakima, Washington man died Saturday morning following a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 138W about four miles east of Elkton.
 
On May 7, 2011 at about 2:30 a.m. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 138W near milepost 4, a linking State Route between the Oregon coast and Sutherlin.
 
Preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle operated by STEVEN M. TAYLOR, age 51, from Yakima, Washington was westbound when, for an unknown reason, it left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. TAYLOR was declared deceased at the scene. The vehicle was totally consumed by the subsequent fire.
 
OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
 
Douglas County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Kellogg Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.