Man, 84, dies in Douglas County Hwy 38 crash


Hwy 38 was closed for 4 hours after the crash

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FILE _ This Feb. 28, 2012 file photo shows the Oregon State Police emblem on a patrol car in Salem, Ore. State police have filled the law enforcement gap in rural Josephine County since declining federal subsidies forced cuts to the sheriff’s office and voters have refused to raise taxes to make up the difference. […]

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One man died after crashing into a tree on the side of Highway 38 west of Elkton Saturday afternoon, said Oregon State Police.

Troopers and emergency responders were called out to milepost 25 around 2:45 p.m. yesterday after the crash was reported. An 84-year-old Roseburg man was driving a GMC pickup truck when, for unknown reasons, he veered off the roadway and struck a tree, said police.

The driver, John Norlin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other cars were involved in the crash. Hwy 38 was partially closed for roughly 4 hours as police investigated the fatal crash.

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