EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the driver in a car crash on Jasper Lowell Road was killed Sunday.
Deputies say the driver was speeding, when they veered off the road and into an embankment near the water.
The car hit three adults standing by the riverbank. At least two of the three adults had minor injuries, along with the passenger in the car.
Deputies say the driver, Leslie Eugene Schmidt, 35, of Springfield, died at the scene. They say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.