Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation following the death of an adult female Thursday morning in a single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 126W about two miles west of Noti in Lane County.
Thursday morning at approximately 7:25 a.m., a 1996 Dodge Neon two-door driven by PATRICIA DARLENE DUNNING, age 47, from Florence, was eastbound on Highway 126W near milepost 40 when it traveled off the highway, struck a utility pole in the driver’s door, and came to rest of its side down an embankment. The power pole was sheared at its base and power lines came down near the vehicle.
After emergency responders were able to reach the vehicle, DUNNING was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was driving with a suspended license and was using safety restraints.
Exact circumstances surrounding the accident are still being investigated.