Motorcyclist dies after crash on Highway 42 Tuesday morning

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Highway 42 in Douglas County Tuesday morning.

According to police, a Jeep Cherokee turned onto Highway 42 eastbound from Landers Avenue around 10:30 a.m.

The Cherokee crossed paths with a motorcycle, driven by Dustin Kirk Carroll, 37 of Roseburg, driving in the slow lane.

Carroll crashed into the side of the Jeep and was thrown from the bike.

He was declared dead at the scene.

OSP says the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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