Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Happy Valley Road

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/18/18 

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting a motorcycle crash in the 4700-block of Happy Valley Road. 

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene. The operator of the 1980 Harley Davidson, 40 year-old Roseburg resident Matthew Ryan Cordell, was declared deceased at the scene by paramedics. 

The investigation indicates that Cordell was traveling west on Happy Valley Road when he failed to negotiate a corner. The motorcycle left the roadway and struck a culvert and mailbox. Cordell was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 

The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 and reference case number 18-5106.

Douglas County Fire District #2, Winston Police Department, Winston Dillard-Fire Department and

Lookingglass Fire Departments were also dispatched to the scene. 

Next of kin has been notified.