Deadly Crash on Highway 126

NEAR WALTON, Ore. — A fiery crash on Highway 126 turns deadly. The crash happened at about 6 p.m. Tuesday night about two miles east of Walton. Oregon State Police say they’re still piecing together what caused the crash. As of about 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, officers were still on scene investigating. Several police cars … Continue reading »

Log Truck Crash In Noti

NOTI, Ore. — The scene of a log truck crash in Noti is cleared after hours of traffic delays. Oregon State Police responded to a call around 11 a.m. Tuesday that a log truck travelling east bound on Highway 126 had overturned, sending logs into the road and the yard of a house. Investigators say … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Fatal RV Fire

FLORENCE, Ore. — Oregon State Police and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing their investigation into the death of a person found Saturday night inside a fire-damaged recreational vehicle. Around 8:30 p.m., OSP, Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue, and Mapleton Fire District responded to two recreational vehicles on fire along Highway 126, about … Continue reading »

Highway 126 Ramps Closed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The eastbound ramps of the Highway 126 interchange were set up and running Monday morning, but the paving project continues Monday night on the westbound ramps. Crews spent the weekend excavating and rebuilding the road sub grade of the eastbound portion of the 42nd Street interchange, and placed new asphalt on the … Continue reading »

Highway 126 Ramps to Close Overnight

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — On and off-ramps from Pioneer Parkway to Highway 126 will be closed overnight while crews repave the road. The eastbound ramps will be closed from 7 p.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. The westbound ramps will close at 7 p.m. Monday but will reopen at 5:30 a.m. Traffic will be directed to … Continue reading »

Crash Temporarily Shuts Down Highway 126

UPDATE: Oregon State Police released the names of the two people injured in the crash. The driver was 25-year-old Todd P. Walker of Parkdale, Oregon. His passenger was 23-year-old Jennifer M. Kelley of Camas, Washington. Walker was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Kelley was also taken to a nearby hospital. He condition is unknown. … Continue reading »

One Dead in Pedestrian Vs. Motor Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police have identified the victim in Saturday morning’s crash as 33-year old Travis Alverson. Investigators still don’t know why he was out by the road so late. Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning police say 33-year old Kiyallah Heatherstone of Fall Creek was traveling east bound on Highway 126 when he struck Alverson at 52nd Street. … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates HWY 126 Crash

LEABURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police troopers continued their investigation into cause of a single vehicle crash Saturday. Around 2:15 p.m. a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling eastbound along Highway 126 when it veered off the road. The vehicle drove into a wooden fence; pieces of the fence went through the windshield, hitting the occupants inside. … Continue reading »

Highway 126 Opens, Easing Travel Plans

WALTON, Ore. — ODOT crews were able to clear Highway 126 on both sides for this Saturday travel day, but signs indicate that drivers should still be careful as this is an active slide area.” It took crews all night, but right around 11 p-m on Friday, ODOT had cleared the landslide debris off the … Continue reading »