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Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 north of Cottage Grove
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 Saturday mornings single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 5 northbound lanes about five miles north of Cottage Grove.
On February 18, 2012 at approximately 5:45 a.m. emergency responders and OSP were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash off the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 181. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2006 Chrysler 300 driven by LINDA A. SCOTT, age 66, from Cottage Grove, was northbound when, for an unknown reason, it traveled off the right shoulder and overturned in a water-filled ditch. SCOTT was pronounced deceased at the scene.
OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Andy Youngblood is the lead investigator.
South Lane Fire Department personnel assisted at the scene.