DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR (May 19, 2023) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Wednesday, May 17, at approximately 12:01 P.M., OSP responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 38, near milepost 8, in Douglas County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser, operated by Betty Ann Hodges (79) of Florence, was traveling westbound on Highway 38.
The PT Cruiser left the roadway (for unknown reasons), crashed into a tree, and came to an uncontrolled rest. The lone occupant of the vehicle was determined to be deceased at the scene.
The highway was impacted for approximately 3 hours during the on-scene investigation.
OSP was assisted by the Douglas County SO (Medical Examiner's Office), Reedsport Fire Department, Lower Umpqua Ambulance, ODOT, and Mast Brother's Towing.