Roseburg woman dies after car crash; driver flown to Portland hospital

Diamond Lake Boulevard in Roseburg (File photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A Roseburg woman died after the car she was riding in crossed through oncoming traffic and hit a retaining wall Monday afternoon.

Deborah Dell Dixon, 64, died in the ambulance en route to Mercy Medical Center, according to Roseburg Police.

The driver of the car, identified as Timothy Russell McClure, 50, was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, police said.

The crash happened Monday just before 4 p.m. Police said McClure was driving eastbound on Diamond Lake Boulevard in a Honda Accord with Dixon as his passenger.

"His vehicle crossed into the opposing lanes and struck a retaining wall on the NE corner of Atlanta," according to a police report.

"Both were unconscious when medics arrived and had to be cut out of the vehicle," according to the police report. There was no evidence that would indicate the car had slowed prior to impacting the retaining wall."

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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