*Update – Name Released* Single Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality in Lane County (Photo)

*Update*

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at approximately 2:41am, OSP Troopers responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Highway 99W near milepost 106.5 northbound approaching the intersection of Lingo Lane.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a brown 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by Kenneth Anthony WHITLEY (38) of Eugene, Oregon left the roadway to the west for an unknown reason crossing over the southbound lane.  The Dodge travelled approximately 386 feet in the southbound ditch before striking a large tree and coming to final rest.  The Dodge caught fire after the crash.  WHITLEY was not believed to have been belted and was ejected from the vehicle.  WHITLEY was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Next of kin notification has been made.  The vehicle was recovered by T&M towing.  OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation, Junction City Fire & Rescue and the Junction City Police Department.  The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time. 

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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at approximately 2:41am, OSP Troopers responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Highway 99W near milepost 106.5 northbound approaching the intersection of Lingo Lane.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a brown 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by a lone male occupant left the roadway to the west for an unknown reason crossing over the southbound lane.  The Dodge travelled approximately 386 feet in the southbound ditch before striking a large tree and coming to final rest.  The Dodge caught fire after the crash.  The male driver was not believed to have been belted and was ejected from the vehicle.  The male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Next of kin notification has been made.  The name of the driver will be released in 24 hours to give the family additional time to make further notifications.  The vehicle was recovered by T&M towing.  OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation, Junction City Fire & Rescue and the Junction City Police Department.  The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time. 

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