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News Release
Fatal Crash - HWY 126E - Linn County - 06/05/23

On Friday, June 2, 2023, at approximately 8:53 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 126, near milepost 13, in Linn County.


The preliminary investigation indicated a white Toyota pickup, operated by Frederick Albert Dawson (40) of Eugene, was traveling eastbound on 126E, near milepost 13, when the operator attempted to make a left turn into a campground. A black Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Sean Michael Lenninger (46) of Coquille, was traveling eastbound behind the white Toyota and attempted to pass the pickup on the left. The motorcycle clipped the front driver side of the pickup and left the roadway.  


The motorcycle operator was declared deceased at the scene by medical personnel.  


The operator of the Toyota was transported by medics to the University District Hospital in Eugene with minor injuries. 


The highway was impacted for approximately 1 hour during the on-scene investigation.


OSP was assisted by McKenzie Fire and ODOT.

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