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Highway 38 Fatal Crash
Highway 38 fatal crash update: One person is confirmed deceased Saturday morning following a reported head-on traffic crash involving two vehicles on Highway 38 near Scottsburg. Oregon State Police (OSP), Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, local fire personnel, a regional HazMat team, and ODOT are on scene or enroute.
Preliminary information indicates on April 12, 2014 at approximately 6:07 a.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a report of a head-on crash on Highway 38 near milepost 18. Subsequent reports confirmed one person was deceased. The crash involves a pickup and a truck reportedly transporting helicopter fuel and other products. Some of the fuel is reported leaking down an embankment in the direction of the Umpqua River.
A regional HazMat team from Coos Bay is enroute to handle the hazardous material spill. US Coast Guard, DEQ and ODFW are being notified.
Highway 38 is blocked in both directions. The closure may last several hours.
Additional information will be released later today when available.