On Saturday, January 19, 2019, at approximately 10:20 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 42 near milepost 65.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 BMW 325i, operated by Sharp Slaughter (21) of Roseburg, was traveling westbound on Hwy 42 when for unknown reasons veered off the road and struck a power pole.
Slaughter sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A passenger in the BMW, Matthew Mendoza (22) from Roseburg, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The eastbound lane of Hwy 42 was closed for about three hours following the crash.
OSP was assisted by Tenmile Rural Fire, ODOT, Winston PD, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.