Eugene, Ore. – On November 22, 2022 just prior to 5:45am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a head-on traffic crash on Prairie Rd. near Maxwell Rd. in Eugene.
Medics responded and determined that the driver of one of the involved vehicles, 23-year old Eddie Lloyd Jenks of Fall Creek, had died.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Jenks had been traveling southbound on Prairie Rd. when it failed to negotiate a curve. The Sunfire crossed into the oncoming northbound lane where it struck a 2010 Ford F150 pickup driven by 58-year old Harvey James Arnold of Eugene.
Evidence at the scene indicated that Jenks was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 23rd, 2022 9:30 AM
(Editor’s note: Family members have reached out to us saying Jenks, while driving to work, had fallen asleep at the wheel of his car, and that is the cause of this crash. Jenks death leaves behind his newborn son. LCM)