An elderly man was fatally injured Friday when a car in which he was a passenger drifted onto the shoulder and collided with a guardrail around 5:25 p.m. on Interstate 5 south, Oregon State Police said today.
Bill Robert Canfield, 88, of Roseburg, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, where he died, OSP said.
Carole Canfield, 76, also of Roseburg, was driving a Toyota RAV4 southbound near Milepost 120 when it drifted onto the right shoulder and collided into a guardrail at a freeway offramp, officials said.
The vehicle then spun around into the southbound lanes where it was struck in the passenger side by a 2004 Toyota Tundra pickup driven by Christopher Morin, 42, of Roseburg.
Carole Canfield was taken to Mercy Medical Center then transferred to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield. She is in critical condition this morning, officials said.
The pickup’s two occupants received minor injuries not requiring transportation to a hospital.
OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
OSP was assisted at the scene of the fatal crash by Douglas County Fire District No. 2 and Oregon Department of Transportation. The southbound lanes were blocked by both crashes and a detour was in place.