Name released in fatal Monday morning crash

NEAR SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- A Roseburg woman is dead after an early morning crash near Sutherlin on Monday.

Oregon State Police say that at around 2:50 a.m., an unloaded log truck being driven by Kelly Kremer, 59, of Myrtle Creek, was heading westbound on Highway 138 West, about eight miles west of Sutherlin,

That's when officials say Ashley Nicole Clift, 28, of Roseburg, driving a Mazda 4-door sedan, crossed the center line and struck the log truck nearly head-on.

Troopers don't know at this point why she crossed the line, but the investigation is continuing.

Officials say Clift was not wearing a seat belt, and was driving with a suspended operator's license.

Kremer was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

OSP officials say that he was using safety restraints.

Senior Trooper Robert Gorman from the Oregon State Police told KPIC News that there was alcohol found in Clift's vehicle, but do not know at this point if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Sutherlin Police Department and Kellogg Rural Fire District assisted at the scene.

The highway was closed for about four hours.