Fatal crash

A Sutherlin man died east of Sutherlin on Nonpareil Road after crashing into a tree, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

A Sutherlin man is dead after a fatal crash in the 9300 block of Nonpareil Road east of Sutherlin Monday night, according to police.

Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the crash just after 9 p.m. and located a 2001 Dodge pickup approximately 20 feet down an embankment. Police said the vehicle was traveling eastbound when for an unknown reasons, the driver, 54-year-old Raymond Dennis Funk, lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road and into a large cedar tree, according to a press release.

Funk died at the scene, according to police.

The road was closed for approximately 2 hours. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sutherlin Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Fair Oaks Fire Department, Douglas County Public Works and Marshals Towing.

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