Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  06/06/2013 - 16:30
Contact Person:  Andrea Zielinski  
Contact Number:  541-440-4486  
Subject:  Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash  
Date/Time of Incident:  06/06/2013 - 06:16
Incident Location:  1800 block Ben Irving Rd. Tenmile  
Case Number:  13-2249  
Driver - Deceased:  Quimby, Romey T / WMA / 20 yrs / Winston

On June 6, 2013 at approximately 6:19 AM Douglas County Communications received a call from a family friend of Romey Quimby to report that Quimby’s father had found what appeared to be tire tracks that lead off the road and into Ben Irving Reservoir. Family and friends of Romey were concerned and had been looking for him through the night after he did not return after dropping off a friend.

Deputies responded to the scene and observed evidence that indicated that a vehicle had gone into the water.

DCSO Dive Team and Marine Patrol responded to the scene. The vehicle was located about 15' below the surface with Romey's body still in the cab. He was the sole occupant.

Tenmile Fire and Winston-Dillard ambulance were initial responders as well.

Report taken. Under investigation

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