Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A 53-year-old Bellevue, Nebraska man died in a roll-over vehicle crash on Saturday night west of Roseburg. 

At 7:50 pm, on Saturday, March 6, 2021, dispatchers began receiving reports of a single vehicle rollover crash on Garden Valley Road near Melrose Road. Bystanders began life saving efforts until emergency services arrived on scene. 

Deputies located a 1998 green Ford F-150 pickup which had rolled several times. Witnesses reported the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed while attempting to make a sharp correction before losing control. 

The driver, later identified as 53-year-old Dennis M. Dandridge of Bellevue, Nebraska, was ejected from the vehicle during the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Dandridge was the only occupant in the vehicle. 

Speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors to the crash. Next of kin has been notified.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office, Sutherlin Police Department, Umpqua Valley Ambulance, Douglas County Fire District #2 and Douglas County Public Works also assisted.