Oregon State Troopers, Lane County Deputies, and emergency personnel friday night responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 126W near milepost 33, just west of Walton in Lane County. That’s about half-way between Florence and Eugene.
Troopers say a white 2004 Nissan Frontier pickup, operated by Steven Maxwell, age 64, of Yachats was traveling west on Highway 126 when for unknown reasons drifted off the roadway and crashed into a stump.
Maxwell suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The westbound lane of the highway was shut down for approximately 4 hours.