Fatal Crash Closes Hwy 126

VENETA, Ore- A fatal crash closed highway 126, west of Eugene, early Wednesday morning. The crash happened near the intersection with Central Road, about three miles west of the Beltline.

Oregon State Police say a driver was headed westbound shortly after 4 a.m and somehow went off the road. The car slammed into a tree and  caught fire.

“Crews immediately went ahead and extinguished the fire and after we had extinguished the fire to where we could actually examine the vehicle, there was indeed an occupant in the vehicle,” said Rod Smith, Assistant Chief of Lane Fire Authority

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified. There were no other people in the car.

We will continue update the story as more information becomes available.


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