Woman Hit and Killed by Train

(UPDATE: 3:10 P.M.): The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Shannon Rae Essick. EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department says a woman died after being struck by a train Monday night in Eugene as she was trying to retrieve her dog who ran across the railroad tracks. Police say this happened at about 10 … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Fatal Crash

WALLOWA COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation of a single-vehicle crash down a steep embankment on State Route 3 Monday. OSP says around 3:54 p.m. it was notified of a single vehicle fatal crash on State Route 3. Troopers say Sonja Louise Johnson, 23, of Asotin, Wash., was traveling northbound when her … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Crash Victim’s Identity Released

MILLERSBURG, Ore. — Troopers have identified the driver killed in Thursday’s crash on I-5. OSP says the car driven by Amber Forest was northbound on I-5 near milepost 237 when it went into the center median. The car went into the southbound lanes and hit a semi-truck. The 28-year-old from Aumsville was pronounced dead at … Continue reading »

OSP Seeks Help, Fatal Hit & Run

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – A man was found dead in the middle of the road Saturday night after an apparent hit and run, East of Cottage Grove. Oregon State Police is reaching out to the public, hoping someone can help them figure out who was driving when the pedestrian was hit. Police say someone found … 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 »

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Closes Highway

NEAR VIDA, Ore. — Highway 126 is now open after a fatal motorcycle crash closed the highway for hours Saturday morning. The McKenzie Highway was closed for about two hours Saturday morning as Oregon State Police tried to figure out what caused a motorcyclist to lose control and crash in the middle of the highway. … Continue reading »

Search for Fire Victim’s Family

ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Fire Department says one man lost his life during an apartment fire Wednesday morning, but the department is still looking for the victim’s family to notify them. Wanda Omdahl, Albany Fire Department spokesperson, says 64-year-old John Charles Walley died during the fire. Crews responded to the fire at 417 6th … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found After Creswell Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office found two bodies in the rubble from a fire that burned down a home in Creswell last Wednesday. The two men who lived in the home, Dennis Kelley and Carl McFarland were reported missing, and haven’t been seen since the fire broke out. But, deputies said they’re … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Fatal I-84 Crash

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating the cause of a fatal commercial truck crash on I-84 Friday morning. Troopers say around 5:12 a.m. a 2004 Freightliner truck pulling an empty container trailer was traveling westbound on I-84. The driver, Melvin Roy Schwark, 64, of Lyle, Wash., began to drift to the left … Continue reading »

OSU Mourns Loss of Two Students

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Family and friends are mourning the loss of two Oregon State University students who died in a car crash over the weekend. Oregon State Police say 21-year-old Abigail (Abby) Emerson and 24-year-old Christopher (Topher) Kazanski died Sunday morning after Emerson lost control of her vehicle around a curve on Highway 20 near … Continue reading »

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