OSP: Six Die in Crashes this Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System indicated six people died in five separate traffic crashes in Oregon during Labor Day Weekend. On August 30, a 74-year-old bicyclist from St. Helens was killed when a distracted driver struck him from behind as he rode westbound on Highway 30 west of … Continue reading »

Support for Law Enforcement Spouses

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a new nonprofit in our area for spouses of those in law enforcement. Being married to someone in law enforcement can be hard, so a couple of ladies recently created the group Sisters in Law. They meet once a month to offer support, and they bring in speakers to talk about … 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 »

Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

VIDA, Ore. — A Blue River woman is dead after an early-morning crash on Highway 126. Police say a Toyota Camry was driving eastbound at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when it crossed the center line. The car’s driver over-corrected and crashed into a ditch near milepost 30. Police say the driver, 40-year-old Jennifer Coach, was … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash Shuts Down Highway 58

UPDATE (July 9): We now know the name of a driver killed in a crash on Highway 58 Tuesday. Oregon State Police says this happened just after 5 p.m. They say an eastbound pickup truck crossed the center line and smashed into a westbound semi, which burst into flames. The driver of the pickup, 55-year-old … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested After High Speed Chase

EUGENE, Ore. — A Washington man is in custody, accused of stealing a car, shooting at a truck driver, and leading police on a high speed chase, up and down Interstate 5 Monday. Oregon State Police say 24-year-old James Voshell, of Tacoma, first eluded Lebanon Police driving a stolen car. Troopers say shortly after that … Continue reading »

“No Refusal” DUII Patrols for July 4th

EUGENE, Ore. — If you get pulled over for drinking and driving on the Fourth of July and refuse to take a breathalyzer test, be prepared to give blood. This is a first for Eugene police. If you’re pulled over on the Fourth and appear impaired, you will first take the field sobriety test. If … Continue reading »

Klamath Falls Man Arrested for Sex Abuse

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested a man accused multiple crimes related to a sex abuse investigation involving a juvenile female. Oregon State Police say 58-year-old David Foxen is in the Klamath County Jail for first degree rape, sex abuse, sodomy, and a felon in possession of a firearm, among other charges. Investigators … Continue reading »

Police Find Marijuana at Crash Scene

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating a serious-injury crash on I-5 south of Eugene. Troopers responded to the crash just before 5 a.m. Saturday. An SUV and truck were blocking the northbound lanes of I-5 near milepost 190. When troopers arrived, they found an overturned Jeep with marijuana spilling out on to the road. The Jeep’s … Continue reading »

Accidental Death Near Crescent Lake

NEAR CRESCENT LAKE, Ore. — The Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing an investigation into the accidental death of a 72-year old Crescent Lake-area man Thursday evening while trying to cut down a tree on his property. An investigation by OSP troopers and the Chemult Rural Fire Protection District indicated that Eugene Frank Andrews, 72, … Continue reading »

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