STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Car goes up in flames after head-on collision on I-5 near Harrisburg

Police said the driver of the other vehicle involved fled the scene

Posted: Dec 7, 2019 2:49 AM
Updated: Dec 7, 2019 10:44 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Two cars were involved in a fiery crash Friday night on Interstate 5 near milepost 209.

Police said it was a head-on crash that happened around 10 p.m. One car was flipped on its side and was engulfed in flames. Police said 20-year-old Andrea Dammer of Eugene, was driving that vehicle and was pulled out of the car from bystanders moments before it went up in flames.

Police said the driver of the other vehicle involved, 44-year-old Richard Johnson of Burns, fled the scene. They said Johnson even attempted to get into another vehicle passing by. 

They said he was reported at several different locations south of the area, but was unable to be located. Police said he was identified by several people from the DMV photo of the registered owner of the vehicle. They said charges will be referred to the District Attorney's office. 

Following the crash, two lanes of traffic were impacted and there were delays up to 20 minutes while crews worked to clear the road.

Due to the heavy traffic, there was a secondary crash near the same area. Police said the driver of one vehicle was following too close to another vehicle and hit them when traffic slowed down. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 20224

Reported Deaths: 339
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah465393
Washington294324
Marion278968
Umatilla216726
Clackamas148438
Malheur73412
Deschutes5678
Lane5523
Jackson4371
Yamhill41312
Lincoln4119
Union3922
Jefferson3413
Morrow3293
Polk30112
Linn26510
Klamath2001
Hood River1780
Wasco1783
Benton1616
Douglas1451
Josephine1102
Columbia900
Coos900
Clatsop830
Crook431
Baker370
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman150
Curry140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant30
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 51°
Corvallis
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 53°
Roseburg
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 59°
North Bend
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 55°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events