83-year-old pronounced dead at the scene of Hwy 126 crash near Walton
LANE COUNTY, Ore. - One person is dead following a single-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 126W near Walton on Friday afternoon.
Preliminary investigations revealed that a 2013 While Dodge van left the roadway for unknown reasons, hitting a tree on the passenger's side before coming to a stop. In the vehicle was Sharon Lee Miller, 76, who was driving, and Charles Eugene Miller, 83, both from Mt. Angel.
Charles Miller suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene after lifesaving measures were performed by EMS. Sharon was transported by ambulance to Riverbend Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Oregon State Police Troopers and first responders were dispatched to the accident at approximately 4:26 p.m., near milepost 33 on Hwy 126. The highway was closed for approximately 35 minutes.