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A Coos Bay woman died on Highway 38 Tuesday when her car rolled.

A Coos Bay woman died after her car rolled multiple times on Highway 38 Tuesday afternoon.

Sharon McCloskey, 63, was driving west on the highway near milepost 19 when she swerved onto the shoulder for an unknown reason, according to police.

McCloskey lost control of the 1996 Ford Explorer and went through a ditch and back onto the road, rolling the car multiple times. The car landed on all four tires in the center of the westbound lane, police said.

Oregon State Police responded to the crash around 3:29 p.m.

McCloskey died of injuries she sustained in the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Two dogs were located at the scene with minor injuries and were returned to family. A tan chihuahua named Ladybug is unaccounted for and most likely loose in the area, police said.

OSP was assisted by Lower Umpqua Ambulance, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Douglas County Medical Examiner, Scottsburg Rural Fire Department and Southern Oregon Public Safety Chaplains.

Saphara Harrell can be reached at 541-957-4216 or sharrell@nrtoday.com. Or on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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Crime and Natural Resources Reporter

Saphara Harrell is the crime and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She previously worked at The World in Coos Bay. Follow her on Twitter @daisysaphara.

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