LANE COUNTY, Ore– A Springfield woman is dead after a high-speed crash on River Road near Brown’s Landing.
Lane County Sheriff’s have confirmed Morgan Tara Marie Smither, 26, was driving north on River Road at a high rate of speed.
Just before 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, she lost control of her Ford Explorer, slammed into a power pole, shearing it near the base. The vehicle then rolled multiple times before coming to a rest in the middle of the road.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash also knocked out power to some residents homes. EPUD crews are working to repair the damaged pole.
Minutes before the crash, Sheriff’s Deputies received several calls regarding the same vehicle speeding.
There is no indication alcohol was a factor.