Date/Time of Release: 03/02/2007 - 13:30
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
Date/Time of Incident: 03/02/2007 - 10:15
Incident Location: 3000 block of Canyonville Riddle Road, Riddle
Case Number: 07-1026
Driver Veh 1: Cullett, Rebecca Linn / 20 yoa / Riddle
Passenger Veh 1: Meyers, Gracie Lynn / 2 yoa / Riddle
Driver Veh 2 (deceased): Exceen, Larry D. / 68 yoa / Roseburg
Veh 1 - 2003 Dodge Intrepid 4 door
Veh 2 - 1992 Suzuki Swift 4 door
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred today in the 3000 block of Canyonville Riddle Road near Riddle.
Larry Exceen was driving north on Canyonville Riddle Road at about 1015 hours when he was struck head on by a vehicle driven by Rebecca Cullett. Exceen had to be extricated from his vehicle and taken to Mercy Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. Cullett and her 2 year old daughter (passenger) were not injured.
Cullett told investigators that she was driving south on Canyonville Riddle Road toward Canyonville. Cullett said that she was adjusting the seatbelt on her daughter's car seat when the accident occurred.
Deputies investigating the accident have determined that Cullett's vehicle crossed into the north bound lane and struck Exceen's vehicle head-on. Both vehicles suffered extensive front end damage.
The Riddle Fire Department, West Ambulance, and an accident reconstruction expert from the Sheriff's Office also responded to the crash scene.
The crash is still under investigation.
Next of kin has been notified.