DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR - On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at approximately 4:35 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy-138W, near milepost 19, in Douglas County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a brown Ford SUV, operated by Christopher Travis Waddell (36) of Elkton, was traveling eastbound on Hwy-138W when for unknown reasons the vehicle veered across the westbound lane of travel, exited the westbound shoulder of the highway, and rolled multiple time before coming to a uncontrolled stop on its top- partially blocking the westbound lane of travel.
The operator of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash is still under investigation.
OSP was assisted by Sutherlin Fire, Douglas County SO, Umpqua Valley Ambulance and ODOT.