A crash on Northeast Odell Avenue next to The News-Review building totaled a car that had been parked next to the building at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

Erick Odom, an employee of The News-Review, had parked his 2000 Honda Accord along the north side of the building when it was hit by what a witness described as a white, flatbed Ford truck. The witness said the truck came off of Northeast Winchester Street and hit the car as it was turning onto Odell Avenue.

Police said the impact knocked the car about 25 feet onto the sidewalk and up against The News-Review building.

The driver, later identified as Michael Carney, 27, of Roseburg, left a note on the car with his name and phone number before driving away. Officers from the Roseburg Police Department soon contacted Carney and brought him back to the scene of the crash.

Carney was cited for driving while suspended, reckless driving and driving uninsured and was also found to have two warrants for his arrest.

Police said the 1991 F-250 Ford truck Carney was driving suffered only minor damage, but the Accord was hit in the left-rear side and sustained major damage. The car appeared to be totaled.

No one was in the car when the crash happened and the Carney, driver of the truck was uninjured.

News-Review health reporter Dan Bain can be reached by phone at 541-957-4221, or by e-mail at dbain@nrtoday.com.

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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