Eugene man killed in Marcola Road crash identified

The driver of the pickup truck is cooperating with the investigation.

Posted: Mar 30, 2021 12:28 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2021 1:59 PM

MOHAWK, Ore. – Lane County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash on Marcola Road on Monday.

John Janssens, 60, of Eugene was operating a motorcycle at about 1:30 p.m. when he collided with a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup near Alder Branch Road. Deputies said Janssens died at the scene.

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Early reports indicated the motorcyclist swerved into oncoming traffic for an unknown reason.

The driver of the pickup, a 46-year-old man from Lowell, is cooperating with the investigation. He was uninjured.

Traffic was down to one lane following the crash but the road reopened later in the afternoon.

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