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UPDATE: Names released of motorcyclists killed in Highway 138 East crash

STEAMBOAT — Oregon State Police have released the names of a man and woman who were killed in an accident about 40 miles east of Roseburg Sunday afternoon.

Police report that Winston resident Scotty Eugene Schull, 47, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Highway 138 East near milepost 40 at approximately 3 p.m. when he traveled into the eastbound lane while negotiating a curve. His motorcycle struck the side of an eastbound Dodge Ram 3500 pickup driven by Darrell Brintnall, 64, of Portland. Schull and his passenger Karen Sue Black, 51, of Winston were both later pronounced dead at the scene.

According to state police Sgt. Matt Bowersox, both were wearing helmets.

The pickup’s driver and five other occupants were not injured. All were using safety restraints.

Highway 138 East was closed for more than six hours after the accident. A single lane opened at about 9:30 p.m.

OSP is assisted at the scene by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation and local emergency responders.

Schull’s age was listed incorrectly in initial police reports of the incident.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s fatality reporting system fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over the Labor Day weekend. The state has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend.

The following version of this story appeared Sunday:

STEAMBOAT — A 57-year-old man and his 51-year-old female passenger died at the scene of an accident about 40 miles east of Roseburg on Highway 138 East Sunday afternoon.

The names of the deceased will be released Monday, Oregon State Police said, to allow family additional time for next of kin notifications.

Preliminary information indicates at approximately 3 p.m., a Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by a 57-year old male was traveling westbound on Highway 138 East near Milepost 40, near Steamboat. As the motorcycle negotiated a curve, it traveled into the eastbound lane and struck the side of an eastbound Dodge Ram 3500 pickup driven by a 64-year old male.

The pickup’s driver and five other occupants were not injured. All were using safety restraints.

The motorcyclists were wearing protective helmets.

Highway 138 East was closed for more than six hours. A single lane opened at about 9:30 p.m. Both lanes are now open.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation and local emergency responders.

An earlier version of the story appears below:

STEAMBOAT — A double fatal crash has closed Highway 138 East at Milepost 39, east of Roseburg, Oregon State Police are reporting.

A RV and motorcycle were involved in the crash. The highway was closed just before 4 p.m. Sunday and OSP expected it to be closed for several hours. No further information on the accident has been released.

For more information, check TripCheck.com. An update at 7 p.m. showed the highway was still closed.


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