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News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 5th, 2023 10:30 AM

Lane County Sheriff Department

On 05/04/2023 at about 8:23pm deputies from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Peninsula Rd. near Big Fall Creek Rd.  A passenger in the vehicle was found to be deceased and the driver had fled on foot.  Initial investigation reveals that a silver Nissan Pathfinder left the roadway and struck a utility pole. 

Deputies, along with assistance from the Oregon State Police searched for the driver and he was located a short distance away.   The driver was also found to have been injured and he was transported to an area hospital.

Intoxication is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.  Additional details will be released as they become available. 

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