UPDATE ON JANUARY 4, 20201:
The driver is identified as Geoffrey Dwayne Gibson, age 41, of Eugene. The deceased passenger is identified as Mikel Steven Johnston, age 41, of Eugene. Please note, both listed ages are 41. Gibson remains in the hospital. The crash is still under investigation.
UPDATE ON JANUARY 2, 2021:
The deceased passenger is a male, age 41. The driver is a male, age 41.
The vehicle was travelling northbound at a high rate of speed, and the case is still under investigation. The driver is still hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. At this time, investigators are withholding identities.
PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION ON JANUARY 1, 2021:
At 7:19 a.m., Eugene Police responded to a report of a single vehicle that had crashed into a crosswalk pole at Hwy. 99N and Fairfield Avenue. There were two occupants of the vehicle and one is deceased. The other occupant has been taken to a local hospital. EPD’s Major Collision Investigation team responded and is investigating the crash.
If anyone has relevant information in this case they are asked to call 541.682.5138.