21-year-old dies in single car crash in Douglas County


    21-year-old dies in single car crash in Douglas County

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A single car crash resulted in a fatality late on Saturday night in Douglas County.

    A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 BMW, operated by 21-year-old Sharp Slaughter, was traveling westbound on Hwy 42 when the vehicle veered off the road and struck a power pole for unknown reasons.

    Slaughter sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    A passenger in the car, identified as Matthew Mendoza, 22, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

    The eastbound lane of Hwy 42 was closed for approximately three hours following the crash.

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