William McCullough IV and Mark Ritter, both 20, are dead after a head-on collision on Highway 42 near Jackie Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, according to Oregon State Police.
A preliminary investigation by police revealed that a Dodge Ram pickup driven by 36-year-old Dustin Robinson of Sutherlin went off the road and struck the Pontiac Grand Am driven by McCullough. Ritter was a passenger in McCullough’s vehicle.
Ritter and McCullough, both of Roseburg, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. Robinson sustained minor injuries from the crash.
Driving under the influence is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash. Police were observed giving a field sobriety test to an adult male before taking him into custody.
Oregon State Police, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Winston Police Department, Douglas County Fire District No. 2, Oregon Department of Transportation and the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene.
Shortly after 10 p.m., Police had blocked off the scene with crime scene tape and one lane of traffic was open for vehicles.
Donovan Brink contributed to this story.