From Oregon State Police
Two people were transported to a Corvallis-area hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries following a two-vehicle traffic crash Monday afternoon on Highway 20 about a half mile west of Eddyville in Lincoln County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.
At approximately 1:53 p.m., a 1997 Toyota Camry four-door driven by GLENN L. NYSETH, age 62, from Harrisburg, was eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 23 when it traveled into the westbound lane. A westbound 1999 Toyota 4Runner driven by JASON E. LUCAS, age 26, from Eugene, veered to the highway shoulder to avoid the oncoming Toyota Camry where both vehicles sideswiped each other. As a result of the collision, the Toyota 4Runner rolled several times until coming to rest on its left side off the highway shoulder.
LUCAS and a rear passenger, TINA L. WOOD, age 47, from Monroe, were transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis for treatment of serious, non-life threatening injuries. That vehicle’s other adult female and two child passengers were not injured. All were using safety restraints and the children were in safety seats.
NYSETH was not injured. He was using safety restraints.
Air bags deployed in both vehicles.
Driver fatigue is a possible contributing factor.