Date/Time of Release: 08/17/2012 - 14:20
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Fatal Vehicle Crash
Date/Time of Incident: 08/17/2012 - 09:30
Incident Location: 600 block Happy Valley Road, Roseburg, OR
Case Number: 12-3581
Driver Veh #1/Deceased: Mudrow, Robert Frank / 72 yoa / Roseburg, OR
Driver Veh #2: Wilson, Shirley Ann / 76 yoa / Roseburg, OR
Vehicle #1: 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup
Vehicle #2: 2009 Hyundai Sonata 4 door
On August 17, 2012, at about 0930 hours, deputies responded to a two vehicle crash that occurred in the 600 block of Happy Valley Road. A 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Robert Mudrow had rolled and was off the road in a ditch. A 2009 Hyundai Sonata driven by Shirley Wilson was sideways in the middle of the road with heavy front end damage.
The Dodge pickup operated by Mudrow had been traveling west bound when it crossed the center line and impacted the Hyundai head-on. After impact, the pickup rolled down the bank on the south side of Happy Valley Road.
Mudrow and Wilson were both transported to Mercy Medical Center. Mudrow was pronounced dead after arrival at Mercy and Wilson was flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene with serious injuries.
Wilson was wearing a seat belt and Mudrow was not. The cause of the accident is not yet known and the case is still under investigation.