The victim of a fatal crash along Highway 38 in Douglas County was identified by Oregon State Police as Candelario Rincon-Hamm, 18, of Coos Bay.


Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into a fatal crash that occurred Saturday afternoon on Highway 38 in Douglas County.

According to an OSP press release, at approximately 04:47 p.m., OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 38 near milepost 14.

Preliminary information indicates a westbound silver 2004 Honda Civic operated by, Candelario Rincon-Hamm, 18, of Coos Bay, left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle collided with a tree, rolled multiple times down an approximate 100 foot embankment and overturned in the North Umpqua River. Rincon-Hamm suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fatigue and weather conditions are being looked at by investigators as possible contributing factors of the crash. Seat belt usage was still being determined Sunday. One lane of travel of the highway was closed for two hours.

OSP was assisted by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Scottsburg Fire Department, Lower Umpqua Ambulance, Oregon Department of Transportation and the Douglas County Medical Examiner.