Sutherlin man faces 20 years in prison in connection with fatal crash

Dustin Patrick Robinson

Two people died in the September crash in Douglas County.

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 8:34 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2020 5:57 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Sutherlin man who was involved in a September crash that killed two people has been charged with two counts of manslaughter, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Dustin Patrick Robinson, 36, was charged in an indictment filed Thursday afternoon in Douglas County Circuit Court.

Robinson made his first apperance it court Friday. He is facing more than 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. 

Robinson was reportedly driving a pickup truck on Highway 42 in Douglas County when he hit a car driven by William McCullough IV, 20, of Roseburg. McCullough and his passenger Mark Ritter, 20, of Roseburg, died in the crash. Robinson sustained minor injuries.

The crash happened at about 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 19 on Highway 42 near milepost 74. This was also near the intersection of Highway 42 and Jackie Avenue.

Robinson was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck and McCullough was driving a Pontiac Grand AM.

Oregon State Police investigated the crash and was assisted by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Winston Police Department, Douglas County Fire District 2, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Douglas County District Attorney’s office.

Robinson's next court appearance is Oct. 30. 

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