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Fatal crash on Hwy 126

 

October 7, 2021



LEABURG: State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at approximately 8:48 p.m. on Monday, October 11th,. Wreckage from the accident was blocking Highway 126E near EWEB’s Leaburg powerhouse at milepost 19.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota 4-Runner, operated by Nathan Lee Langan, 29, of Harrisburg, was traveling westbound and crossed into the oncoming lane striking an eastbound Ford F350 Pickup, operated by Richard Edwin Andrews, 42, of Blue River.

Langan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Andrews sustained minor injuries.

The highway was closed for approximately 3 hours.

Oregon State Police were assisted by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, and McKenzie Fire & Rescue.

 

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