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Roseburg man dies in vehicle accident near Green District

Written by on March 30, 2021

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A three vehicle crash Monday evening claimed the life of a Roseburg man.

At 4:49 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021, 911 dispatchers began receiving reports of a three vehicle crash in the 3100 block of Highway 99 South near the Green District. Deputies arrived on scene and learned a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by an adult male, had been traveling north on Highway 99 when it drifted into the oncoming lane and sideswiped a southbound 2007 Saturn driven by 72 year-old Colleen Bendan of Winston, before colliding head-on with a 2021 Jeep Renegade operated by 65 year-old William Metcalf of Roseburg.

The male driver, a Roseburg resident, of the Ford Crown Victoria, whose name is being withheld pending next of kin notification, was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the Ford Crown Victoria, 31 year-old Winston resident Elizabeth Ann Calvillo-Hawelu, was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance. Metcalf was also transported by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Bendan sought medical attention at the hospital by private vehicle.

The roadway was closed in all direction for approximately 2.5 hours.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the deceased driver of the fatal vehicle crash Monday night south of Roseburg.

The driver of the Ford Crown Victoria has been identified as 43 year-old Roseburg resident Kyle Allen Northern. Northern was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Next of kin has been notified.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Douglas County Fire District #2, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Winston-Dillard Fire District, Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office, Winston Police Department, Oregon State Police, Douglas County Public Works, Oregon Department of Transportation and Kokua Towing.

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