September 14, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday afternoon's single vehicle fatal crash near Dorena Lake east of Cottage Grove that resulted in the death of the vehicle's lone occupant.
On September 13, 2012 at approximately 4:25 p.m. a 2004 Ford sport utility vehicle driven by MARILYN R. GARDNER, age 69, from Culp Creek, was westbound on Shoreview Drive near mile post 2. Coming out of a curve, the vehicle traveled onto the shoulder and struck a tree head-on.
GARDNER was not using safety restraints and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Cale Day is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted on scene by Cottage Grove Police Department and South Lane Fire & Rescue.
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