UPDATE: Highway 126 Reopens

UPDATE (6:15 p.m.) The highway has re-opened. EUGENE, Ore. — Highway 126 is closed three miles west of Beltline Highway, ODOT reports. The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Online records show people were taken to the hospital. No other details are available. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

ODOT to Underwrite Extra Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — Due to a dramatic jump in deadly crashes on Highway 126 between Florence and Eugene, ODOT is planning extra safety precautions. Ten people have died on the roadway this year alone, including Thursday’s fatalities in Mapleton. In the last six years, there has been an average of one crash every three and … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash on Highway 126W near Walton

UPDATE — One lane is now open. WALTON, Ore. — Highway 126 West is closed three miles west of Walton due to a fatal vehicle crash. Oregon State Police says one person died. Air ambulance is on its was for two injured people. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. There is a detour in … Continue reading »

Double Fatal Crash on Highway 126

UPDATE (11:05 a.m. Thursday): OSP says second driver died from injuries EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police confirms a second person died following Wednesday’s two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 126W between Veneta and Eugene near milepost 50. Investigators say a 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Brunhilde Maria Watkins, age 78, from Veneta, was westbound … Continue reading »

Noti Family Helps Save Man After Crash

NOTI, Ore. — A Noti family helped save a man’s life early Sunday morning after his car crashed into a wooded area and caught fire.  Early Sunday morning a car failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 126 and Poodle Creek Road in Noti. The screech of tires and a crash right after woke … Continue reading »

Motorhome Crash Traps 6 People Inside

VIDA, Ore. – Oregon State Police say a woman is facing multiple charges after her stalled motorhome rolled down an embankment on Highway 126 Sunday. Around 7 p.m., OSP received a report of a possible DUII driver in a motorhome traveling eastbound along Highway 126 near Nimrod. Troopers say as they were enroute to the … Continue reading »

Crash on Highway 126 near Walterville

WALTERVILLE, Ore. — A crash on Highway 126 is causing delays three miles west of Walterville near Cedar Flat. A truck crashed sometime after 10 a.m. Tuesday,  spilling logs over both lanes of the highway. The driver was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown. The cause of the crash is under investigation. ODOT … Continue reading »

Semi Truck Crashes on Highway 126E

Near NIMROD, Ore. — All lanes of Highway 126 East are open after a semi truck overturned Tuesday. It happened around 11 a.m. on the highway, 35 miles east of Springfield, knocking down power lines in the area. Police have not released details on the cause of the crash.

Woman Dies in Crash on Highway 126E

CLEAR LAKE, Ore. — A semi truck and a car collided head-on along Highway 126 East Monday night. At about 8 p.m., near Clear Lake, a Blue River woman was driving eastbound in a RAV4 when she crossed the center line and crashed into a truck pulling a semi-trailer. The truck rolled into some trees … Continue reading »