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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 138E near Diamond Lake
07/29/2010
Sergeant Dave Randall
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3347

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a Long Beach, California man and critical injuries to a San Diego-area woman on Highway 138E near Diamond Lake.
 
On July 28, 2010 at approximately 2:25 p.m. a 2000 Saturn four-door driven by DAVID EMANUEL YOUNGBERG, age 85, from Long Beach, California was westbound on a straight stretch of Highway 138E near milepost 76 when, for an unknown reason, it traveled off the highway and crashed head-on into a tree about 18 feet off the highway. The car spun around the tree and came to rest perpendicular to the road.
 
YOUNGBERG was pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger, JEANINE LUCILLE KING, age 71, from San Diego, California was critically injured. KING was transported by LifeFlight to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.
 
Both occupants were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed. They were friends traveling together in Oregon.
 
OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation.  ODOT and Chemult EMS assisted at the scene.