On April 14, 2016 at about 4:08PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a three vehicle crash on Highway 58 near milepost 15 (just east of Lowell).
Preliminary investigation reveals a 1991 Chevrolet pickup towing a 1999 Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound on Highway 58 when it crossed the centerline. There it struck an eastbound 1999 Ford F350 pick-up head-on. All vehicles came to rest on the highway.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Emmett L BEMROSE, age 68, of Portland, was seriously injured in the crash. The driver of the Ford, Jerry R CARGIL, age 53, of Oakridge, received minor injuries. The passenger in the Chevrolet, Ratree T BEMROSE, age 68, of Portland, was pronounced deceased on scene.
Highway 58 was closed for 1.5 hours until one lane was opened for alternating traffic flow. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lowell Fire Department and the Eugene/Springfield Fire Department. More information will be released when it is appropriate as this is an ongoing investigation.
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