Cottage Grove woman dies in early morning crash

The Honda Accord damaged about 100 feet of a wooden fence after leaving the highway, OSP reported.

Posted: May 21, 2020 11:45 AM
Updated: May 21, 2020 11:59 AM

CRESWELL, Ore. – A Cottage Grove woman died in a crash near Creswell early Thursday morning.

Oregon State Police investigated the crash and said a Honda Accord driven by John Farrell, 42, of Cottage Grove was headed northbound on Highway 99 near milepost 5 in the Creswell area when it left the roadway and struck a fence.

The crash happened at about 2:10 a.m.

Elizabeth Slagley, 31, of Cottage Grove was a passenger in the vehicle and died in the crash. Farrell was transported to RiverBend Hospital in Springfield with unknown injuries.

The Honda Accord damaged about 100 feet of a wooden fence after leaving the highway, OSP reported.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation also responded to the crash and assisted OSP.

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