Man Dies After Being Struck By His Own Vehicle

Deputies arrived on scene and determined 60-year-old Roseburg resident Russ Lee Vanderhoof, had been traveling in the 12000-block of Hubbard Creek Road in his 1997 Ford F350 pickup when he failed to negotiate a corner.

The vehicle had been stopped from traveling down an embankment when it struck a tree just off of the roadway. Upon further investigation, deputies believe Vanderhoof exited his vehicle following the crash when the vehicle shifted resulting in Vanderhoof being struck by his vehicle. Vanderhoof was declared deceased at the scene by fire and EMS personnel.

Deputies have determined that alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors in the crash which remains under investigation at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing case #23-0458.

Source: DCSO

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