DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police OSP) is reporting that on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at approximately 3:17 P.M., OSP responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle crash on Highway 38, at the intersection with Dean Creek Rd, in Douglas County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a white Honda CRV, operated by Nancy Jean Funk (79) of Reedsport, was stopped on Dean Creek Road, preparing to turn westbound onto Hwy-38. The Honda CRV began to turn onto Hwy-38 and pulled out in front of an eastbound Honda VTX1300, operated by Lynn Eugene Kropf (70) of Shedd.
The Honda motorcycle attempted to stop and fell to its side. The passenger of the motorcycle, Marilyn Rae Kropf (67) of Shedd, came off of the motorcycle and impacted the rear of the Honda CRV.
The operator of the Honda CRV (Funk), passenger, Rachelle Dora Lopez (44) of Reedsport and a juvenile passenger were not injured during the collision. The operator remained on scene and cooperated with investigators.
The operator of the Honda motorcycle (Lynn Eugene Kropf) suffered minor injuries and declined medical transport.
The passenger of the motorcycle (Marilyn Rae Kropf) was declared deceased at the scene.
The highway was impacted for approximately 1.5 hours during the on-scene investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
OSP was assisted by the Reedsport Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Department, and ODOT.