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Driver Shot, Killed On Highway 38

(Drain, OR) -- Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a driver on Highway 38 west of Drain in Douglas County. Oregon State Police say the shooting happened on November 30th. Seventy-two-year-old Larry Mell of Cottage Grove was driving on Highway 38 between Putnam Valley Road and Roaring Camp Lane when his truck was hit by gunfire. He made it to I-5, where police responded and took him to a hospital, where he died. Detectives don't believe there's an ongoing risk to the community. They're asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them.

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