LANE COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at approximately 6:19 AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 126W near milepost 29.
The preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Chevrolet Colorado, operated by Chad Colborn (39) of Florence, failed to negotiate a corner and exited the roadway, striking a tree.
Colborn sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Passenger, Skeyla Wardrobe (26) of Mapleton, was transported via air ambulance with critical injuries. Additional passengers, Shane Sprinkle (34) of Florence and Jaydon Woodruff (24) of Eugene, were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.
Highway 126W was closed for approximately 5 hours while the scene was investigated.
OSP was assisted by West Lane Fire, Central Lane Fire and Rescue, Lane County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.