DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR (March 10, 2023) - The Oregon State Police (OSP) is reporting that on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at approximately 1:30 P.M., OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 42, near milepost 68, in Douglas County.
The preliminary investigation indicated an eastbound Nissan pickup, operated by Ronald Butler age 67 of Winston, lost control and crossed into the westbound lane. The Nissan crashed into a westbound Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer, operated by Scott Hayes age 59 of Monroe.
Butler was pronounced deceased by EMS. Hayes was not injured.
The highway was closed for approximately 1 hour while the on-scene crash investigation was conducted.
OSP was assisted by Tenmile Fire, Winston Dillard Fire, and ODOT.