Woman dies in fatal crash, alcohol believed to be contributing factor
Written by Patrick Schneider on May 28, 2021
ROSEBURG, Ore. – A Roseburg woman died in a traffic crash on Thursday night on Del Rio Road.
On May 27, 2021, at approximately 6:36 pm, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a serious two vehicle crash in the area of Del Rio Road near Wilbur Road.
Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a 2002 Maroon Ford Taurus had been traveling eastbound on Del Rio Road. When the vehicle was approaching Wilbur Road, the driver of the Taurus made an abrupt turn into the path of an oncoming 2017 Blue Volkswagen SUV. The driver of the Taurus, 43 year-old Roseburg resident Michael Eugene Garcia, and an infant in the vehicle were injured and transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center for treatment. The infant was later released and Garcia was flown to an out of area hospital. Garcia’s passenger, 25 year-old Alexandria Ann Contreras-Garcia of Roseburg was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Volkswagen, 24 year-old Olyvia Renee Fox of Roseburg was treated for minor injuries. Fox is cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.
The crash remains under investigation, although alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.
Anyone with information regarding the crash or the events leading up to it are encouraged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing Case #21-2322.