Sheriff: Woman with no license crashes, starts fire, takes off

Sheriff: Woman with no license crashes, starts fire, takes off
Photo of the scene courtesy: Darla Clark

DIXONVILLE, Ore. -- A Roseburg area woman crashed a vehicle and left the scene after it started a fire on Buckhorn Road Thursday, the Sheriff's office said.

Officials with the Douglas County Sheriff's office say that just before 5:00 pm, Candy Marie Stanfill, 37, a local transient, was driving east on Buckhorn Road in the 5800 block, when the Ford Explorer went off the north shoulder of the road and struck a power pole, shearing it off.

Authorities say the pole had a transformer on it, and the downed power lines caused a fire in the field.

Deputies say Stanfill left the scene on foot before emergency personnel responded to the scene.

Deputies searched the area for several hours, until a resident that lived about .2 miles away from the crash site called 911 to report that Stanfill was at their residence.

Stanfill was cited for Hit & Run with property damage, as well as Driving While Suspended, and was transported to Mercy Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Pacific Power responded to shut off the power and Douglas County Fire district #2 was able to put out the fire.