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4-vehicle crash involves stolen vehicle in Eugene

The Tacoma had been reported stolen on July 1 from First Student Inc.

Posted: Jul 23, 2021 10:06 AM

EUGENE, Ore.--Four vehicles, including a stolen pickup truck, were involved in a crash on I-105 at the Coburg Road exit Thursday night. 

According to police, the crash started when Springfield resident Erick Mejiachey, 40, was traveling eastbound on I-105 towards Springfield.

Police say Mejiachey didn't notice the standstill traffic ahead of him and caused a chain of three rear-end crashes involving four cars.

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One of the cars involved was a Toyota Tacoma, which was driven by Veneta resident Trenton Laine Roseneau, 21. Police say Roseneau fled the scene, along with his passenger Lindsay Elizabeth Denton, 27, of Eugene. 

Eugene police later located Roseneau behind the Masonic Lodge on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Denton was found shortly thereafter and both were taken into custody. 

Police say Roseneau had a warrant for his arrest and is charged with unauthorized use vehicle, and cited in lieu of custody for hit and run, and he received citations for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. Denton is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle.

The Tacoma had been reported as stolen on July 1 from First Student Inc at 90518 Hwy 99N. 

According to police, the Cadillac’s driver, Mejiachey, did not have a driver's license or insurance on his vehicle and was cited for driving without a valid driver license and driving uninsured.

There were no injuries reported from the crash. 

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