Man Dies in Highway 20 Crash

ALBANY, Ore. — A deadly crash in Benton County and deputies think alcohol may have played a factor. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 7 a.m. this morning on Highway 20 east of NW Scenic Drive. Deputies say a car driven by Damon Selves, 32, of Corvallis crossed the center line. … Continue reading »

Critical Injuries in Log Truck Crash

ALBANY, Ore.—   A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition after her car collided with an empty log truck Thursday afternoon. Oregon State Police says it happened on Highway 20, just east of Albany. Police say the woman was headed west near milepost two, when she went off the road onto shoulder on the north side. … Continue reading »

Fatal Highway 20 Crash Concerns Drivers

EDDYVILLE, Ore. — Memorial Day Weekend is around the corner, and traffic will pick up on Highway 20 between the coast and Corvallis. But another fatal crash on Tuesday night is leaving drivers nervous about the notorious stretch of highway. On Tuesday night, Oregon State Police say 66-year-old Gary Langstaff of Siletz passed a line … Continue reading »

Driver Killed in Highway 20 Crash

EDDYVILLE, Ore. — A crash on Highway 20 Tuesday evening proved deadly. The wreck was near Eddyville. Troopers say preliminary information indicates a pickup an F-350 pulling a trailer hit head-on and killed the driver of the pickup. The driver of the F-350 received minor injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

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 »

Two Die in Crash on HWY 20

UPDATE: OSP says two students from Oregon State University died in the crash. Abigail Patricia Emerson, 21, of Roseburg, and Christopher J. Kazanski, 24, of Madison, Wis. died after their car was submerged in the Yaquina River. EDDYVILLE, Ore. — Oregon State Police are investigating the cause a deadly crash along Highway 20, Sunday. Troopers … Continue reading »

School Bus to Stop Traffic at Merloy Ave

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis bus stop will see a change come Monday, after parents voiced their concerns about its safety. The Corvallis School District decided Friday that school buses stopping at the corner of Merloy Avenue and Highway 20 in Corvallis will start putting on its flashers to stop traffic starting Monday. Right now, … Continue reading »

Neighbors Demand Safer Bus Stop

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Some parents in Corvallis want something done about a school bus stop they do not think is safe, so they invited a state lawmaker to see firsthand why they are concerned about the busy intersection. On Thursday morning, State Representative Sara Gelser, D – Corvallis, stood at the corner of Merloy Avenue … Continue reading »

Road Repair Starts on HWY 20

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Repair work will start in May on a ten-mile stretch of HWY 20 linking Corvallis and Newport. The state picked a new contractor for the next phase of the road project that’s been plagued by landslides and delays. The Oregon Department of Transportation selected the contractor with the lowest bid, just under … Continue reading »

Neighbors Demand Turn Lane

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Just months after a fatal crash at a busy intersection, neighbors are demanding a turn lane after another car crash on Wednesday. “I heard boom, boom, boom,” said Christine Kramer, who lives on Merloy Avenue. “Three loud bangs.” It is a noise Kramer and her neighbors never want to hear. “As I … Continue reading »

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