Police Press Releases

Date and Time of Incident:  3/7/2015 2314 hours 

Location of Incident:  3800 Block North Umpqua Highway, Roseburg 

Type of Incident:  Fatal Vehicle Accident 

Involved Person(s):  (Deceased) Mead, Tia Lelani (35) Roseburg

                                    (D2) Carr, Deborah Ann (48) Roseburg

                                    (D3) McJunkin, Erik F. (41) Glide 

Summary:  On Saturday, March 7th around 2314 hours Officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the 3800 block of North Umpqua Highway.  Just prior to that, two people had called and reported that a female wearing all dark clothing was walking in the middle of the eastbound lanes of traffic in that area, and those callers had to swerve to avoid hitting her. 

At approximately 2314 hours a 2002 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Deborah Carr struck Mead.  Carr immediately pulled over and activated her emergency flashers.  Within moments another vehicle, a 1983 Chevrolet pickup driven by Erik McJunkin, did not see Mead and struck her again, as she was still partially in the roadway.  McJunkin also pulled over immediately. 

Roseburg Police Officers, Roseburg Fire Department personnel and District #2 EMTs responded to the scene. Mead was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced deceased.  

An Oregon State Police re-constructionist responded to assist with the investigation.  The eastbound lanes of travel were closed for about 2 ½ hours.  

This investigation is ongoing, and at this time it is unknown why Mead was walking in the roadway in that area.  Next of kin have been notified. 

Date and Time Released:  3/9/2015  1100 Hours 

Contact Person:  Sgt. Eichenbusch