UPDATE: Dec. 7th, 2022 – SHANE TYLER MCVAY was convicted, and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
McVay was convicted of manslaughter in the second degree, DUII, and two counts of reckless endangering.
McVay will have to spend each and every day of his sentence in prison, minus the time spent in county jail.
Manslaughter is a measure 11 crime, as such McVay is not eligible for early release, or good time credits.
UPDATE: Dec. 3rd, 2022 – We are hearing that SHANE TYLER MCVAY was found guilty of manslaughter 1, DUII, and reckless endangering x 2, in the crash that caused the death of EMT, and aspiring student, Sarah Susman (25).
“She (Susman) was a part time medic with Western Lane Ambulance District, MidValley Ambulance, and was a volunteer resident for Lowell fire district,” ~Western Lane Ambulance Paramedics/EMTs Local 851
She had recently been applying to medical schools locally before the crash.
We are also being told that sentencing is Wednesday. We will make a complete update then.
Eugene, Ore. – A man responsible for a deadly crash on September 20, 2021, has been arrested today, December 22, 2021. McVay is currently being held in the Lane County Jail on the following charges:
1. #163.118 MANSLAUGHTER 1ST DEG (Felony)
2. #813.010 DRIVE UNDER INFLUENCE INTOX – 1 (Misdemeanor)
3. #163.195 RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING (Misdemeanor)
***ORIGINAL OSP PRESS RELEASE***
Noti, Ore. – On Monday, September 20, 2021 at approximately 7:14 AM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a four-vehicle crash on Hwy 126W near milepost 37.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Kenworth log truck, operated by Shane McVay (64) of Eugene, was eastbound when the loaded trailer tipped over. The trailer struck a westbound Toyota Prius, operated by Sarah Susman (25) of Springfield and a Dodge Ram towing a boat, operated by Randall Tokich (70) of Eugene. The Dodge Ram then struck an eastbound Ford Mustang, operated by Jordyn Tippett (20) of Coquille.
Susman sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. McVay and Tippett were transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend with injuries. Tokich had minor injuries.
(information directly from OSP, and the Lane County Jail)