Two seriously injured in crash on Highway 58

DUII is being investigated as a factor in the crash.

Posted: May 26, 2020 3:41 PM
Updated: May 26, 2020 5:49 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. – Two people were seriously injured in a crash on Highway 58 on Monday.

Oregon State Police said troopers and emergency personnel responded to milepost 3 at 12:15 p.m.

Investigation showed Pamela Thompson, 65, of Klamath Falls was driving west in a green Honda CRV when she hit the back of a silver Jeep Patriot.

Brian Nicoson, 46, of Cottage Grove, who was driving the Jeep, had also been headed west.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Troopers said Thompson had been reported as a reckless driver before the crash. Driving under the influence of intoxicants is being investigated as a factor in the crash. Police said her blood alcohol content was .30. The investigation is ongoing.

The Pleasant Hill Fire Department, Goshen Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted.

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