Lane County, Ore. – On Thursday, December 23, 2021 at about 5:34 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a multi-car crash with significant injuries on Hwy 58 at milepost 14.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a gray Dodge 3500 pulling a 26′ gooseneck loaded with 168 bales of hay, operated by Steven Mori (76) of Fallon, Nevada, was westbound when the pickup-trailer combination tipped over onto its side and began sliding. The pickup-trailer combination then struck a Black Nissan pickup, operated by Kayd Shelby (18) of Roseburg, a white Kia Forte, operated by Jennifer Hoffman(29) of Springfield, a gold Dodge Caravan, operated by Steven Noller (51) out of Eugene and a White Hyundai, operated by Debra Cooley (54) of Oakridge.
Shelby was life-flighted while Hoffman, Noller, Cooley and three additional passengers were taken by ground ambulance to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at River Bend. Mori was not transported and remained on scene and was cooperative with law enforcement.
Hwy 58 was closed for approximately 2 hours.
OSP was assisted by Lane County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.
(information directly from OSP)