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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 42 Overpass at Interstate 5 Exit 119
08/25/2010
Lieutenant Doug Ladd
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's two vehicle fatal traffic crash on the Highway 42 overpass over Interstate 5 at exit 119 near Winston.
 
On August 25, 2010 at approximately 8:45 a.m. a white 1997 Nissan Altima four-door driven by KINDALL S. BAKER, age 25, from Winston, was driving on the overpass to enter northbound Interstate 5 when it was struck head-on by a black 1990 Acura Integra two-door driven by JUSTIN M. BURKETT, age 21, from Roseburg. The Acura exited northbound Interstate 5 on a sweeping curve, crossed the double solid center line and crashed head-on into the Nissan.
 
BURKETT was not using safety restraints and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
BAKER was using safety restraints and was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg with non-life threatening injuries.
 
Troopers and an OSP collision reconstructionist were assisted at the scene by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and local emergency responders. The Highway 42 overpass was closed about three hours during the investigation.