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FATAL TWO-VEHICLE CRASH ON INTERSTATE 5 IN LANE COUNTY, OREGON

LANE COUNTY, OR - According to the Oregon State Police (OSP), on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 2:59 p.m., OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5, near milepost 189, in Lane County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a northbound Kenworth commercial motor vehicle and trailer, operated by Shawn L. Brown (49) of Eugene, slowed down for traffic congestion due to a motor vehicle crash farther up the interstate.  A northbound Ford cargo van, operated by Edward Norman Guidry (70) of Cottage Grove, approached the slowed traffic at highway speeds and rear-ended the semi-trailer.

The operator of the Ford van (Guidry) was declared deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Kenworth (Brown) suffered minor injuries.

The highway was impacted for approximately 3 hours during the on-scene investigation.  

OSP was assisted by the Lane County Sheriff's Office, South Lane Fire/EMS, and ODOT.

 

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