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Sheriff: Sutherlin man arrested after crash, passenger in critical condition

Lejay Tyler Cole (Douglas County Sheriff's Office photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Sutherlin man was arrested in Roseburg Saturday following a DUII crash that left his passenger in critical condition, Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

At 3:18 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, dispatch received a 911 call of a vehicle crash in the 2500 block of Old Melrose Road in Roseburg.

Emergency services were dispatched to the single-vehicle crash.

Deputies determined the vehicle was driven by 19-year-old Lejay Tyler Cole of Sutherlin.

Cole's passenger, 21-year-old Nathaniel Layne Cagle, also of Sutherlin, was critically injured in the crash, police said.

Cagle was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg and later transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene where he remains in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office report at 9:27 a.m. Monday.

Cole was determined to be under the influence of intoxicants, police said.

He was arrested for DUII (Misdemeanor), Recklessly Endangering Another (Misdemeanor) and Assault in the 2nd Degree (Felony).

He was lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

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