Driver killed in crash was student at South Eugene High School

Friends and fellow students identified the victim as Connor Truax.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 10:38 AM
Updated: Apr 20, 2021 1:27 PM

EUGENE, Ore.-- Friends and fellow students of the teenager killed in a car crash Monday evening identified him as Connor Truax, 17.

Truax was a student at South Eugene High School, according to school officials. Grief counselors are on campus today to counsel students and staff. It's not known if the four passengers in the vehicle were also SEHS students.

The crash happened just after 6 p.m. at 23rd Avenue and Patterson Street. According to police, Truax was pronounced dead shortly after police arrived on scene.

Four other passengers between the ages of 15 and 18 were taken to RiverBend Hospital with various levels of injury. A police sergeant said one of the passengers suffered life-threatening injuries.

Speed and impairment by inhalants are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash.

This is a developing story.

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