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Man killed, passenger seriously injured

OSP logoLEABURG: On September 28, 2016 at about 3:20AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash into a power pole on Highway 126E near milepost 19 (west of Leaburg).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1992 Toyota pickup was traveling westbound on Highway 126E when it drifted off the roadway and rolled in the westbound ditch.

The driver of the Toyota, a 19 year old male from Eugene, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased on scene. A 20 year old female passenger was taken to Sacred Heart Riverbend for serious injuries.

Highway 126E had a single lane closure for approximately three hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT Incident Response, McKenzie Fire and Rescue and The Lane County Medical Examiner.

Fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor. The names of those involved will be released later today as their families were just notified.


Update 9/29/16: The driver who lost his life in this crash was identified as Brandon Shae STANSELL, age 19, of Eugene. The injured passenger was Arianna Mia SHIELDS-NGUYEN, age 20, of Veneta. No further information at this time.


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