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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 42 west of Winston
Lieutenant Doug Ladd
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334

Oregon State Police (OSP) has been notified that the 70-year old Camas Valley woman critically injured Monday morning in a single vehicle crash on Highway 42 about four miles west of Winston died before being transported to a Portland-area hospital. OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
On July 19, 2010 at approximately 10:50 a.m. a 1976 Chevrolet van driven by ADELLA J. HOOD, age 70, from Camas Valley, was eastbound on Highway 42 near milepost 68 in the area of Hoover Hill Road. For unknown reasons, the van traveled off the south side of the highway and up an embankment. HOOD was ejected from the van and she came to rest several feet away. The van did not roll.
HOOD was not using safety restraints and investigating troopers noted the driver's door appeared to not be properly secured as it was held in place by a bungee cord. She was critically injured and reportedly died before being transported to a Portland-area hospital.
Two passengers in the van were identified as GERALD MANNY, age 39, and BRANDEN MENDENHALL, age 23, both from Camas Valley. Both received minor injuries and were treated at the scene.