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Roseburg man dies in garbage truck crash in Sutherlin

Emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 17300 block of Nonpareil Road and found a 1999 Volvo Sanitation Truck on its side.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2018 4:15 PM
Updated: Dec. 18, 2018 4:18 PM

SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- A crash in Sutherlin killed a Roseburg man Tuesday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 17300 block of Nonpareil Road and found a 1999 Volvo Sanitation Truck on its side.

Officials said Dennis Lee Roderick, 51, had been driving the truck, which is owned by Sutherlin Sanitary Service, eastbound on Nonpareil Road when the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

Roderick was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 541-440-4471.

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