2 dead after head-on crash east of Eugene

Two people are dead and one is in the hospital after a head-on collision early Sunday east of Eugene. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a crash about 12:40 a.m. on Oregon 126 near Leaburg. Police say an eastbound 1990 Mazda pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2004 Honda Civic head-on.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, and a man riding in the Honda was taken to a Springfield hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, police say. The highway was shut down for about an hour. According to police, alcohol consumption by the driver of the Mazda is being considered as the contributing factor. Police will release more information after families have been notified.

— Anna Marum

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