A three-vehicle collision on Highway 42 near Winston claimed the life of a Roseburg woman Monday afternoon.
At 3:31 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle collision at milepost 76 on Highway 42.
A preliminary investigation showed that a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup, operated by William Dewar, 85, of Roseburg, was eastbound when it struck the back of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, operated by Patricia Unruh, 66, of Winston, that was stopped waiting for traffic to clear, according to police.
The impact pushed the Chevrolet Silverado into the back of a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup, operated by Allen Shoemaker, 38, of Winston.
Dewar was transported to CHI Mercy Medical Center and later to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield with serious injuries. A passenger, Virginia Dewar, 79, of Roseburg was transported to Mercy, where she was pronounced deceased from her injuries. Neither William or Virginia Dewar were wearing a seat belt, according to police.
Unruh sustained minor injuries.
Shoemaker and his passenger, Ruby Shoemaker, 38, of Winston, sustained minor injuries along with two juveniles in the vehicle.
State police were assisted by the Winston Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.