1 dead, 1 injured in crash on Hwy 42

A young man died in a crash on Highway 42 late Saturday night.

Posted: Jan 21, 2019 12:13 AM
Updated: Jan 21, 2019 12:24 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A young man died in a crash on Highway 42 late Saturday night. 

Oregon State Police said they were called out to the single vehicle crash near milepost 65 at 10:20 p.m.

They said 21-year-old Sharp Slaughter of Roseburg was driving westbound on Hwy 42, when for unknown reasons veered off the road and struck a power pole.

Slaughter sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the BMW, Matthew Mendoza, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The eastbound lane of Hwy 42 was closed for about three hours following the crash.

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