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*Update – Names Released* Double Fatal Two-Vehicle Head-On Collision on Highway 99W near Milepost 114.5 – Lane County (Photo)

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On March 28, 2018, at approximately 7:02 a.m., OSP Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 99N near Milepost 114 near Meadow Lane in Lane County, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation indicates a red 2015 Toyota Corolla being operated by a Richard Wayne EVANS (65) of Eugene, Oregon was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of travel and collided with an oncoming southbound white 2010 Chevrolet Malibu being operated by Sharon Adele SKINNER (58) of Eugene, Oregon.  EVANS suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased on scene by medical personnel.  SKINNER was transported to Riverbend Hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. Both EVANS and SKINNER were wearing safety restraints and airbags in both vehicles deployed.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.  It is unknown at this time why EVANS was traveling in the oncoming lanes.  Next of kin notifications have been made.

Both southbound lanes of travel of Hwy 99N were closed for approximately two hours while OSP Troopers conducted the investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT Incident Response, Junction City Fire & Rescue, the Junction City Police Department, and Lane Fire Authority response personnel.  The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

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On March 28, 2018, at approximately 7:02 a.m., OSP Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 99N near Milepost 114 near Meadow Lane in Lane County, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation indicates a red 2015 Toyota Corolla being operated by a 65 year old male was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of travel and collided with an oncoming southbound white 2010 Chevrolet Malibu being operated by 58 year old female.  The 65 year old male suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased on scene by medical personnel. The female driver was transported to Riverbend Hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. Both drivers were wearing safety restraints and airbags in both vehicles deployed.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.  It is unknown at this time why the male operator was traveling in the oncoming lanes.  Names will be released in 24 hours to allow for next of kin notifications.

Both southbound lanes of travel of Hwy 99N were closed for approximately two hours while OSP Troopers conducted the investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT Incident Response, Junction City Fire & Rescue, the Junction City Police Department, and Lane Fire Authority response personnel.  The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.       

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