A woman died and one man was transported to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard occurred at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, at the Pomona Street intersection by the Lauren Young/Les Schwab Tire Center in east Roseburg.

The driver of a Buick Century sedan, 76-year-old Carol Mohr of Roseburg, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle, 86-year-old Lowell Fisher of Roseburg, who was driving a Chevrolet El Camino, was transported to CHI Mercy Medical Center with what police described as injuries that were not life-threatening.

Roseburg police Sgt. Jeff Eichenbusch said it appeared the El Camino was heading east when the Buick pulled out in front of it. He said the El Camino struck the Buick on the driver’s side causing the El Camino to spin and sent the Buick careening over the embankment on the south side of the highway into concrete blocks next to the tire store.

Eichenbusch said there are no signs of any driver-impairments that led to the crash.

“No, there’s nothing that leads us to believe that at this time, but obviously that can change, as the investigation continues,” Eichenbusch said.

Traffic in the eastbound lanes of Diamond Lake Boulevard was rerouted onto Pomona Street while an Oregon State Police reconstructionist and Roseburg police investigated the accident.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at dbain


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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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I've pulled out onto Diamond Lake Hi from Pomona st., next to Lauren Youngs tires, and not seen an oncoming car because of the position of the guardrail. My reflexes are okay and I was able to stop before the car hit me.

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