1 dead, 1 injured after crash in Tenmile

A Lookingglass man was killed in a crash in Douglas County and a woman was taken to the hospital. Deputies are investigating why his van went down an embankment.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 10:59 AM
Updated: Jan 5, 2018 11:01 AM

TENMILE, Ore. -- Deputies in Douglas County said a man lost his life after a crash in Tenmile. They said a woman was also taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said they got a 911 call Thursday evening of a crash near Coos Bay Wagon Road and Reston Road. The caller said he took one of the victims to the Tenmile Store to meet emergency responders. It was reported that a second victim was unresponsive in the vehicle.

When deputies arrived, they said a 1992 Plymouth Voyager van was down a 50-foot embankment. They said the driver, Charles Cranford, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 54-year-old was from Lookingglass.

The 56-year-old passenger, Nanette Shaffer, was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg before being transferred to Sacred Heart Riverbend in Springfield. She is also from Lookingglass.

Officials are investigating the crash.

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