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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 38 west of Drain
10/03/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

A Drain-area man died Friday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Highway 38 about four miles west of Drain.
 
On October 3, 2008 at approximately 1:02 p.m. a 1993 Chevrolet pickup driven by THOMAS DANIEL COLEMAN, age 62, from Drain, was eastbound on Highway 38 near milepost 46 negotiating a slight right curve when, for an unknown reason, it drove off the right shoulder and down into a small ravine. The pickup continued over 200 feet before rolling onto its top.
 
COLEMAN, who was using safety restraints, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was extricated from the pickup by fire personnel from North Douglas Fire District.
 
Oregon State Police troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of this crash.
 
Douglas County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office assisted at the scene.