Police: Man charged with homicide in fatal crash

Police: Man charged with homicide in fatal crash

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A 51-year-old woman is dead, and a Roseburg man is in jail charged with homicide after a fatal crash Saturday morning in Roseburg.

Police say that at about 9:30 a.m., they responded to the 3800 block of Diamond Lake Blvd. to the report of a rollover accident.

Witnesses at the scene told police that a Jeep Cherokee heading westbound crossed over the center lane and struck a Dodge Neon head on.

Police say the driver of the Neon was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was identified as Nathan Howard Stuart, 22, of Roseburg.

After being taken to Mercy and treated, police say a subsequent investigation led to Stuart's arrest on several charges stemming from the accident.

Stuart was taken to the Douglas County Jail and lodged on charges of criminally negligent homicide, second degree manslaughter and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

His bail is set at $310,000.

The victim's name is not being released yet by police.