Roseburg man arrested in fatal car crash

Michael Garcia made an abrupt turn into the path of an oncoming car, killing his passenger in the process.

Posted: Jun 1, 2021 10:58 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2021 11:45 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Detectives have made an arrest related to the fatal traffic crash which took the life of a Roseburg woman last week.

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Detectives with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrested 43 year-old Michael Eugene Garcia of Roseburg on charges stemming from the two-vehicle crash that took place on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Garcia was driving a 2002 maroon Ford Taurus when he made an abrupt turn into the path of an oncoming 2017 blue Volkswagen SUV driven by 24 year-old Olyvia Renee Fox of Roseburg.

Garcia's passenger, 25 year-old Alexandria Ann Contreras-Garcia of Roseburg died in the collision. An infant was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash and was was evaluated at Mercy Medical Center and later released. Fox was evaluated for minor injuries.

Michael Garcia was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges:

Manslaughter I
Assault II
Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
Reckless Endangering
Reckless Driving

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