Kia crashes on I-5, 2 women fall to their death

Identities released, circumstances still unclear

Two women fell to their death after this crash on a bridge along I-5 in Douglas County, Jan. 2, 2017 (OSP)
Two women fell to their death after this crash on a bridge along I-5 in Douglas County, Jan. 2, 2017 (OSP)

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (KOIN) — Two women fell to their death from a bridge along I-5 after they got out of their car to report a crash.

Around 2:30 a.m., the women were headed south in Douglas County when they lost control of their 2002 Kia SUV. It crashed on the bridge crossing the South Umpqua River and both women got outside the car, the Oregon State Police said.

One of them called 911 to report the crash. What happened next is unclear.

Both women apparently crossed over the railing of the bridge and fell about 80 feet to the riverbank. Both women died at the scene.

The Register-Guard identified the women as 32-year-old Amanda Fuller, of Roseburg, and 29-year-old Stephanie Thomas, of San Bernardino, California.

The investigation into what OSP calls a “death investigation” continues.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.