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EPD Still Investigating Officer Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County District Attorney will look into who is at fault for a crash between a motorcyclist and an on-duty Eugene police officer.

The EPD Major Collision Team was out investigating the collision. It will turn over its findings to the DA since the case involves one of its own employees.

Police say Officer Michael Klews was heading north on River Road en route to back up other officers on a call regarding a man with a gun. Donald McCullogh, 73, was on his motorcycle turning south on River Road when the two crashed. Police say Officer Klews’ lights were on but not his siren.

“He was trying to clear around traffic. He was using some of his emergency equipment. I don’t know how much of it,” said Lt. Doug Mozan.

Some witnesses told us through Facebook and on camera that they don’t think the officer was using any safety equipment, but all those details will be looked at when the DA gets ahold of the dash camera video and other evidence from the scene.

Luckily no was one seriously hurt. The motorcyclist had minor injuries to his hand.

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  1. Shelly Taylor says:

    We would like to see the information that proves the officer had his lights on. Many witnesses have said he did not. Either way protocol says without the siren the OFFICER needs to avoid traffic.

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