DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR (July 6, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at about 12:30 P.M., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to multi-vehicle, serious injury, blocking crash on Highway 38 near milepost 25.
The preliminary investigation revealed a tan Toyota Corolla, operated by Cedric Lossing (24) of Myrtle Point, was traveling east overtaking a motorhome in the passing lanes when it crossed the centerline and crashed head on into a westbound Jeep Cherokee, operated by Cathy Fore (60) of North Bend.
A red Peterbilt dump truck, operated by David Buoy (60) of Clatskanie, was traveling westbound following the Jeep Cherokee and attempted to avoid the collision by steering into the eastbound lane where it crashed through an eastbound bumper-pulled Winnebago travel trailer pulled by a gray Ford F150, operated by Timothy Prulheire (70) of Grants Pass. The gray Ford F150 traveled into the westbound lane where it collided with a blue Kenworth dump truck, operated by Dillan Bloomer (27) of Clark Fork, Idaho, pulling a flatbed utility trailer hauling a grader.
Cedric Lossing was transported to RiverBend Hospital in Eugene.
Cathy Fore and a passenger in the Jeep, Patrick Culbertson (70) of Myrtle Point, were transported to RiverBend Hospital in Eugene.
Patrick Culbertson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at RiverBend.
David Buoy and Dillon Bloomer were uninjured.
Timothy Prulheire and his passenger, Joan Prulhiere (81) of Grants Pass, reported minor injury but declined medical treatment at the scene.
Highway 38 traffic remained open while Oregon State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit members investigated the scene.
OSP was assisted by Scottsburg Fire Department, Reach Air Ambulance, North Douglas Fire and Ambulance, Kellogg Fire Department, Elkton Fire Department and ODOT.