On June 4, 2013 at approximately 6:10 p.m., a Subaru Impreza driven by TODD P. WALKER, age 25, from Parkdale, Oregon, was eastbound on Highway 126W near milepost 52 when it traveled off the roadway several hundred feet. The vehicle's driver side collided into a tree entrapping the driver until he was extricated by Eugene Fire Department personnel. He was transported by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment of serious injuries.
The 23-year old female passenger, JENNIFER M. KELLEY from Camas, Washington, was also transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Both occupants were using safety restraints and the vehicle's airbags deployed.
OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Rick Hamilton is the lead investigator.
OSP was also assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office and ODOT. The highway was blocked about 90 minutes.