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Oregon State Police Seeking Witnesses to I-5 Crash

If you witnessed the crash and/or driving of the involved vehicle, contact OSP Recruit Trooper Jacob Ledbettter at (541) 440-3334 ext. 431

photo: Friday night accident south of Roseburg
Friday night accident south of Roseburg
Photo: OSP

(ROSEBURG) - Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are looking for witnesses related to a late Friday night single vehicle traffic crash that critically injured one person on Interstate 5 northbound about three miles south of Roseburg.

Information indicates that several witnesses anonymously called 9-1-1 to report the crash and driving of the involved vehicle but failed to leave names and contact phone numbers for future follow-up.

On December 1st at about 11:36 PM, a white 1990 Plymouth Laser two door driven by 17-year old Adam J. Poole, from Roseburg, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 121 in the left lane when it lost control, hit an embankment on the outside edge of the freeway and rolled. The car came to rest on its top.

The passenger, 21-year old Anthony H. Filan, from Roseburg, was ejected and critically injured. Filan was reportedly using only the shoulder strap portion of the safety restaint system. He was initially transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg and then transferred by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

Poole was not injured even though he also was reportedly only using the safety shoulder portion of the safety restraint system.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash and/or driving of the involved vehicle is asked to contact OSP Recruit Trooper Jacob Ledbettter at (541) 440-3334 ext. 431.

OSP was assisted by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County Fire District #2, and ODOT at the scene. The crash did not close the main portion of the freeway but did close a freeway ramp.

The location of the crash scene was within a highway construction work zone.

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