LANE COUNTY, OR — One person was killed Saturday night due to a high-speed crash on Oregon State Highway 126 in east Springfield, according to KATU.
The fatal wreck took place in the 3800 block of the highway on November 26, shortly after 10:20 p.m.
Spring Police said a patrol officer had initially witnessed a driver in a dark-colored Range Rover speed past him on the eastbound side of Main Street. Though the officer tried to keep an eye on the vehicle, it was traveling too fast for a pursuit to occur.
Officials said the Range Rover, which was seen heading eastbound out of the city in excess of 120 miles per hour, was later found crashed on OR-126, and its driver was pronounced deceased on the scene.
In the aftermath of the crash, motorists experienced area delays for hours.
An investigation remains ongoing, but authorities said there is reason to believe alcohol and speed factored into the collision.
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