Sutherlin Woman Dies in early morning Crash on I-5 – Douglas County


On February 11, 2018, at approximately 3:30 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers from the Roseburg office responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 131 (north bound), which is approximately two miles north of Roseburg, in Douglas County.

Based on preliminary information learned in this investigation, Troopers determined a semi tractor-trailer, operated by 43 year old Kerry KIPPES, of Roseburg was northbound on Interstate 5 when a 2008 Chrysler minivan, operated by 29 year old Brandy HAGA of Sutherlin, failed to see the semi in the slow lane in front of her and drove into the back of the trailer. KIPPES was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

HAGA and her three passengers were transported to an area hospital. One passenger, 34 year old Jennifer CRUZ died at the hospital from her injuries sustained in the crash. CRUZ was not wearing her seatbelt. The other passengers, 30 year old Desiree URENA and Amanda CASTRO, both from Sutherlin are being treated at an area hospital for unknown injuries. HAGA’s injuries are unknown at this time.

At this time this investigation is open, but does not appear any criminal charges will be filed. No photos are available at this time.

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