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Umpqua woman dead, husband in critical condition after crash

An 83-year-old Umpqua woman is dead and her husband is in critical condition after a crash Monday night on Tyee Road.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 5:07 PM

UMPQUA, Ore. -- An 83-year-old Umpqua woman is dead and her husband is in critical condition after a crash Monday night on Tyee Road.

Thomas Parkinson, 83, and his wife, Margaret, were taken by air ambulance from the scene, and Margaret was later pronounced dead. Thomas was taken to RiverBend Hospital.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said at about 4:30 p.m. Thomas was driving a 2010 Toyota Camry westbound when he crossed into the path of an eastbound 2003 Ford F250 pickup truck in the 3800 block of Tyee Road.

Kristopher Knowlton, 26, of Oakland was driving the Ford. He was uninjured.

If you have information, contact deputies at 541-440-4471.

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