UPDATE: Teen Dies in Crash

MAPLETON, Ore. — One Eugene teen is dead and another is recovering after a car crashed 40 feet down an embankment and went unnoticed for at least 24 hours. The crash was on Old Stagecoach Road between Mapleton and Walton. Oregon State Police says Canyon McCardel, 18, died and Hannah Smith, 18, was trapped in … Continue reading »

Driver Killed After Hitting Tree

GATES, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into a fatal crash Saturday. Deputies say the crash happened around 10:45 a.m. on the 50000 block of Kingwood Avenue. Christopher Finley Wallace, 63, of Mill City was driving his 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he lost control, crossed the center line, drove … Continue reading »

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash

COOS BAY, Ore. — Oregon State Police continues its investigation into a serious injury crash Tuesday evening. Troopers say around 6:37 p.m., a 1996 Kawasaki motorcycle operated by John Thomas Bracken, 40, of Coos Bay, was attempting to elude a Coquille Tribal Police officer by speeding on Highway 243. As Bracken traveled around a left … Continue reading »

4 Critically Injured in Hwy 99 Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Emergency crews rushed six people to the hospital, four in critical condition, following a crash on Highway 99. According to the Lane Fire Authority, it appears a car and a utility truck smashed into each other head-on around 9 Tuesday night. The wreck was between Irving and Airport Roads. Shortly after the … Continue reading »

Tony Stewart Fatally Hits Fellow Driver

(CNN) — Police say there is no evidence of criminal intent in the Saturday crash that involved NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. The driver hit and killed Kevin Ward Jr. while competing in a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. Video shows Ward’s sprint car hitting a wall, after apparently being cut off … Continue reading »

Deadly Crash Closes Hwy 126

VIDA, Ore. — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash just before 10 a.m. Saturday. Police say he lost control on Highway 126 near milepost 36 and crashed in the middle of the road. Both lanes were closed for nearly two hours as authorities investigated. One lane is now open to drivers.

OSP Investigates Serious Injury Crash

TURNER, Ore. — Oregon state police is continuing its investigation into a three-vehicle traffic crash, Monday. OSP says the crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. along Enchanted Way near the entrance of the Enchanted Forest Theme Park. A 2001 Mitsubishi Montero sport utility vehicle driven by Gerald R. Luttrell, 50, of Salem, was traveling southbound from … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

VIDA, Ore. — A Blue River woman is dead after an early-morning crash on Highway 126. Police say a Toyota Camry was driving eastbound at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when it crossed the center line. The car’s driver over-corrected and crashed into a ditch near milepost 30. Police say the driver, 40-year-old Jennifer Coach, was … Continue reading »

Hwy 99 Crash Causes Gas Leak

EUGENE, Ore. — Clear Lake Road near Highway 99 is open after a crash between a motorcycle and car closed it down for hours Saturday. Lane Fire Authority responded to the crash around 11 a.m. Officials say the motorcycle rear-ended a car then slid over three lanes. It then hit a gas line and caused … Continue reading »

Fiery Crash Kills One on Hwy. 58

NEAR LOWELL, Ore. — A fiery, head-on crash killed one person on Highway 58, about 12 miles east of Pleasant Hill. Troopers say a Dodge pickup driven by a man was eastbound on Highway 58. It crossed the centerline and hit a truck hauling a semi-trailer loaded with computers and tires. OSP says the truck … Continue reading »

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