OSP identifies drivers, bicyclist in crash north of Springfield

Jeffery Allan Sakacsi, 48, of Springfield, remains in serious condition.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 4:23 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2018 7:32 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police have released the names of the drivers and bicyclist involved in Thursday night’s crash on the north bank of the McKenzie River that left the bicyclist in the hospital.

Troopers said Tevah Donith, 36, of Eugene was driving westbound on McKenzie View Drive in a 2009 Honda Civic. Donith overtook and impacted with the cyclist, Jeffery Allan Sakacsi, 48, of Springfield, who was also traveling westbound, according to Oregon State Police.

They said Sakacsi was thrown to the roadway and struck by a second vehicle, a 2005 Chrysler Cruze. Megan Berry, 33, of Eugene was driving the second vehicle.

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The bicyclist suffered what one witness described as a “massive head wound.”

Sakacsi was transported to Sacred Heart hospital at River Bend with life-threatening injuries. He remains in serious condition.

OSP was assisted by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and Eugene Springfield Fire. The investigation is ongoing.

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