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Camp Creek wreck was fatal

 

September 29, 2022 | View PDF



CAMP CREEK: The Lane County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a serious motor vehicle crash on Camp Creek Road on September 24th at approximately 1:27 p.m. The accident occurred near milepost 2, in the general area of the Easy Lane intersection.

Deputies responded and found that a black Toyota Tacoma driven by 26-year-old Austin McKee of Springfield had been driving westbound when the vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lane for an unknown reason. The Toyota struck an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado pickup head-on.

McKee was transported by paramedics to an area hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Silverado, 70-year-old Larry Sidwell of Springfield, was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the reason that McKee crossed in the oncoming lane remains under investigation. Evidence of drug use was located at the scene according to the Sheriff’s Office.

McKee died at the hospital over the weekend as a result of his injuries.

 

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