Tuesday, May 23, 2017

*** Update***Elmira Area Resident Loses Life in Fatal Crash - 126W Eugene/Veneta - Lane County (Photo)

*** UPDATE***ELMIRA AREA RESIDENT LOSES LIFE IN FATAL CRASH - 126W EUGENE/VENETA - LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 23rd, 2017 10:05 AM
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The operator of the Nissan has been identified as, 60 year old, DELLA ANN SHAVER. She was an Elmira Resident. *** End Update***

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On Wednesday May 17, 2017 at about 1:20 pm, Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 126W between Eugene and Veneta.

The ongoing investigation revealed that a white 2008 Dodge Ram 3500, operated by 78 year old Elmira local Larry Lay, was traveling westbound and for unknown reasons, traveled over into the oncoming lane, crashing head-on into an eastbound black 2011 Nissan Sentra. The driver of the Nissan died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Lay was transported to a Springfield area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification to the family. Information will be provided as it is available.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lane Fire Authority, Eugene/Springfield Fire, the Lane County District Attorney and Medical Examiners offices.
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