*UPDATE* - 1/24/24
The deceased driver was identified as Kimberly Rene Bernier, 38, of Pleasant Hill.
01/21/24 - LCSO Case #24-0313 - Fatal Car Crash
On the morning of January 21st, Deputies with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single vehicle crash into a muddy field along Edenvale Road near Highway 58, Pleasant Hill. Deputies located the driver deceased underneath the vehicle, a 2014 Nissan Altima. The driver is believed to have been the only occupant, and was likely not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, resulting in her ejection from the vehicle. The crash reportedly occurred sometime the night before, but was not discovered by area residents until morning. The driver’s identity is being withheld at this time.