Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

SUTHERLIN, Ore. - A two-vehicle crash south of Sutherlin Thursday night has claimed the life of a Roseburg man. 

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, shortly before 8:00 PM, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a two-vehicle crash which occurred on Highway 99 North near Deady Crossing outside of Sutherlin. 

Deputies responded and determined a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer, operated by 29-year-old Breanna Marie Adkins of Wilbur, drove into the path of an oncoming 2011 Subaru WRX, operated by 33-year-old Carlos Alberto Rivas of Roseburg. Rivas was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office as well as members of the Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded and took over the investigation. 

Adkins was transported to Mercy Medical Center where she received treatment for her non-life-threatening injuries. Adkins was determined to be under the influence of intoxicants and was ultimately arrested. 

She was transported to the Douglas County Jail where she was lodged on the following charges: 

  • Manslaughter 2nd Degree
  • Assault 2nd Degree
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants

Detectives are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or may have information pertinent to the investigation to call (541) 440-4458 or email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Douglas County District Attorney's Office, Roseburg Police Department, Sutherlin Police Department, Sutherlin Fire Department and Umpqua Valley Ambulance.

Case #20-4784


  1. Drunk drivers are the worst ! Inconsiderate and selfish and should suffer the full measure of consecquenses for their actions. They have no right to take the lives of other and cause unending suffering by the loved ones of those so throughtlessly killed...


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