Eugene man dies in Lincoln County crash

A truck was eastbound on Highway 20 when it went through a guardrail and landed upside down in a nearby waterway.

Posted: May 14, 2020 12:54 PM
Updated: May 14, 2020 4:11 PM

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ore. – A single vehicle crash on Highway 20 in Lincoln County killed one Eugene man and injured another Wednesday afternoon.

A truck operated by Patrick Goddard, 23, of Eugene was eastbound on Highway 20 at Elk City Road, when it left the road, went through a guardrail and landed upside down in a nearby waterway. Goddard died in the crash.

A passenger, Jason Landry, 42, of Eugene, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with unknown injuries.

The crash happened at 3:12 p.m. Goddard was driving a Freightliner utility truck, authorities said.

The crash was investigated by Oregon State Police, who was assisted by Lincoln Sheriff’s Office, Toledo Police Department and Toledo Fire Department.

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