Two Crashes on HWY 99 Injure Many

DUNDEE, Ore. – Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into two traffic crashes on Highway 99W, Friday. OSP says around 2:30 p.m., a 2004 Toyota Camry driven by James Smith, 76, of West Linn, was travelling northbound on Highway 99W when it crossed the center line and collided nearly head-on with a 1994 Acura … Continue reading »

Rollover Wreck on Cal Young and Gilham

EUGENE, Ore. — Close call for a young driver in Eugene Thursday. Police say the 16-year-old driver was headed west on Cal Young Road when he tried to make a right-hand turn at Gilham Road. A witness says the driver didn’t seem to be speeding. Instead, he just clipped the curb, and never straightened out. … Continue reading »

Serious Injury Crash Closes I-5 Tuesday

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into a serious injury crash on northbound I-5, Tuesday. Troopers say around 8:50 p.m., a 1985 Dodge pickup driven by Joseph Reitmeier, 30, of Medford, was northbound on I-5 when the right rear tire blew out. The pickup spun into the center concrete divider and … Continue reading »

No Contest Plea After Fatal Crash

ALBANY, Ore. — A woman is pleading no contest to multiple charges after a car crash a year and a half ago that killed an Oregon State University student. On Tuesday, 37-year-old Valorie Carrigan of Blodgett pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide and assault in the third degree. Oregon State Police say she tried … Continue reading »

Two Killed in Noti Crash

NOTI, Ore. — Oregon State Police says alcohol may have been a factor in a car crash that killed two people north of Noti Friday. OSP says it happened on Poodle Creek Road. The four-door Kia Sephia was travelling southbound near milepost four when it traveled off the road, rolling multiple times and hitting several … Continue reading »

I-5 Pileup Near Albany

ALBANY, Ore. – Traffic remained slow Thursday evening along Interstate-5, ten hours after a chain of crashes in the southbound lanes. The Oregon Department of Transportation says 25-30 vehicles crashed on I-5 just north of Albany around 8 am, causing the freeway to back up for miles. Joe Squire, the ODOT’s District 4 Maintenance and … Continue reading »

Chase Ends in Family’s Front Yard

EUGENE, Ore. — The Hughes family had an earlier than normal start to their Saturday, after a high speed chase ended in a crash right in front of their house. “We were sleeping and it sounded like an earthquake and so we sat up and then we heard police sirens and came out here to … Continue reading »

Log Truck Crash Blocking I-5

EUGENE, Ore. — Things are now back to normal on I-5 after after a roll-over crash involving a logging truck backed up traffic for miles. The crash happened on I-5 northbound just before the Highway 58. Oregon State Police say it all started when a logging truck and utility vehicle collided just before Mile Post … Continue reading »

Crash Investigation Closes MLK Blvd.

UPDATE (9:12 a.m. Jan. 23): Police say Steven Edward Womack, 59, of Springfield, was arrested for Assault 3, Assault 4, DUII, and Hit-and-Run – Injury. The victim is Barbara Ann Gaines, 77, of Springfield. EUGENE, Ore. — Parts of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard were closed Wednesday as Eugene police investigated a major accident. Emergency crews took … Continue reading »

Man Crashes into School Bus on I-5

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A man is in custody after a bizarre incident on Interstate 5 Tuesday afternoon. Oregon State Police say the man rammed his car into a school bus and then took off his pants as he tried to get into the bus. There weren’t any kids onboard. OSP says it all started around … Continue reading »

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