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OSP Report - Dec. 21

Dec. 13: 01:37: Fatal Crash – Milepost 35, Hwy. 126E. Responded to a single-vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation indicated a Saturn sedan, operated by Delbert Hughes Jr. (57) of McKenzie Bridge, was traveling eastbound when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a telephone pole. Hughes Jr. was declared deceased at the scene. The highway was impacted for approximately one hour during the on-scene investigation. OSP was assisted by Lane County Medical Examiner's Office and ODOT.

Dec. 14: 10:43: Agency Assist – 37700 block, Camp Creek Rd. Trooper responded to assist the Federal Bureau of Investigation with a K-9 search at a property. Trooper deployed K-9 on the exterior of the property and surrounding outbuildings.

Dec. 17: 05:31: Crash, Non-Injury – Hwy. 126E, Mp. 48.5. Complainant reported a vehicle crashed into the ditch after sliding on ice and the driver was complaining of neck and back pain. Upon arrival, her sister who had responded to the scene was transporting her to the hospital as a precaution. Upon traveling to the hospital, a white Frontier stopped on the shoulder in front of Trooper and a female exited the vehicle from the passenger side and started walking east. Upon further investigation, this was the driver involved in the crash. She and her sister had gotten into a verbal argument and she wanted to walk home. She refused a courtesy transport. The vehicle was tagged for removal after 24 hours. Involved: tan Buick Rendezvous, 41-year-old female.

13:37: Crash – Hwy. 126E, Mp. 17. Received call of a two-vehicle crash. Complainant advised he was rear-ended but they were in the process of exchanging information. Upon arrival, Trooper spoke with involved and assisted them in exchanging information. Unit #2 was slowing for a vehicle exiting the highway with their blinker on and Unit #1 rear-ended the. There were no injuries to anyone involved and the vehicles had been moved out of the roadway. The driver of Unit #1 advised they did not have insurance on their vehicle and they were cited for Driving Uninsured. A witness, who was the driver exiting the highway stated the same information. Unit #1 was off the roadway and advised they would arrange their own tow. Unit #2 was able to drive from the scene. Involved: green Honda Accord, gray Hyundai Kona, 41-year-old male, 21-year-old female from Springfield.

Dec. 18: 10:03: Suspicious Activity – Hwy. 126E, Mp. 43.5. Complainant advised a previously tagged abandoned vehicle was now being loaded onto a car trailer and the subjects looked like they may be stealing it. Trooper located the involved vehicle pulling the trailer with the abandoned vehicle and spoke with the occupants. The passenger advised he owns a tow company and a male, whom he had towed vehicles for before, called and requested the tow. He told him that the vehicle was not his. Trooper obtained contact information of both occupants and the location of where the vehicle was being towed in case something arises from the removal of the abandoned vehicle. Abandoned, damaged: gray Chrysler 300.

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