Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  07/25/2013 - 09:35
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Fatal Vehicle vs Pedestrian Traffic Crash  
Date/Time of Incident:  07/24/2013 - 22:00
Incident Location:  3800 block Old Highway 99 South, Roseburg, OR  
Case Number:  13-2981  
Deceased:  Reed, Billie Joan / 37 / Roseburg, OR
Driver:  Cunningham, Brian Allen / 51 / Roseburg, OR
Driver:  Wright, Phillip Ashley / 32 / Roseburg, OR
Witness:  Shiflet, Robert D / 26 / Roseburg

Vehicle 1: 1998 Saturn 4 door
Vehicle 2: 2003 Ford Taurus 4 door (Sunshine Taxi)

On July 24, 2013, at about 2200 hours, deputies responded to a vehicle accident in the 3800 block of Old Highway 99 South. When deputies arrived they learned the accident involved two vehicles and a pedestrian who was deceased. The deceased pedestrian was identified as Billie Reed, age 37, of Roseburg.

Preliminary information indicates that Billie Reed and Robert Shiflet were walking north on the southbound side of Highway 99 when Reed ran across into the northbound lane and was hit by a northbound 1998 Saturn driven by Phillip Wright, age 32, of Roseburg. A second vehicle then struck Reed as she lay in the roadway. The second vehicle was a southbound 2003 Ford Taurus Sunshine Taxi driven by Brian Cunningham, age 51, of Roseburg.

Reed was pronounced deceased at the scene. Wright was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center where he was treated and released. Both Wright and Cunningham have spoken with deputies and are cooperating with the investigation.

The Oregon State Police are assisting with the accident reconstruction.

The case is still under investigation.

Next of kin has been notified.

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