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Eugene man dies in crash on Territorial Highway

The highway was closed Friday for about four hours after the crash.

Posted: May 20, 2019 11:54 AM
Updated: May 20, 2019 11:54 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- An 81-year-old Eugene man died in a crash at Territorial Highway and High Pass Road west of Junction City on Friday, Oregon State Police said.

Police said Russell Nickerson was driving a Chevy Cavalier west on High Pass Road at about 10:20 a.m., and failed to stop at the intersection. He was hit by a Ford Econoline Van, driven by Cary Ramsay, 55, of Eugene. 

Nickerson was pronounced dead at the scene. Ramsay was taken to Riverbend Hospital with serious injuries.

The highway was closed for about four hours after the crash.

The Oregon Department of Transportation, Junction City Fire and Lane Fire Authority assisted.

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