DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore — State Troopers are investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred Tuesday along Highway 138, about 28 miles east of Roseburg.
According to Oregon State Police, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, a 2003 Dodge Durango driven by 74-year old Buddy Mire of La Pine was heading eastbound on Hwy. 138 near milepost 28 when it crossed the center line and off the north side of the highway. The SUV struck a tree head-on. Mires was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mires was using a seat belt. Troopers believe he may have had a medical problem which contributed to the crash.