FATAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Roseburg Police Dept.
On July 9th, 2020 around 0200 hours, emergency personnel from the Roseburg Police and Roseburg Fire Departments responded to a single vehicle rollover accident in the 1600 block of SE Pine Street in Roseburg.
The accident involved a 1999 Honda CRV that was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed, southbound on Pine Street. The vehicle left the roadway in the 1600 block, striking the guardrail and sending the vehicle airborne. The vehicle landed upside down on a lower access road, trapping both occupants inside. The passenger in the vehicle, 25 year old Jacob Bickell of Myrtle Creek, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver, 21 year old Michael McCollum also of Myrtle Creek, was transported to Mercy via ambulance for severe injuries he sustained in the accident. McCollum was later life-flighted to Sacred Heart Riverbend in Springfield for further treatment. Next of kin for Bickell have been notified.
The Oregon State Police assisted in the investigation by conducting an accident reconstruction, which is standard for all accidents involving a fatality. Driver impairment is suspected in this case, and the investigation is still ongoing.