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Both drivers were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries has not been released at this time.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 11:21 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2018 11:21 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- A head-on collision on Highway 99 near Junction City sent two drivers to the hospital Friday morning.

Oregon State Police said one driver was headed northbound around a curve in the highway. They said the driver was not paying close enough attention to the road and went into the oncoming lane. That driver then collided head-on with a vehicle heading southbound. 

One car rolled over, and the other went off the road. Officials said both cars are likely totaled. 

Both drivers were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries has not been released at this time. 

Police said alcohol or speed don't appear to be factors in the crash. 

"Just pay full attention to the roadway," trooper Todd Larsen said. "Yesterday I was out here on 99 as well for another crash -- a single-vehicle rollover just a few miles up the road. Just make sure you are paying attention to the road and are being safe."

Officials from Oregon State Police, Oregon Department of Transportation, Junction City Police, Lane County Sheriff's Office and Lane County Fire Authority all responded. 

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