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91-Year-Old Dies After Being Struck by Freightliner Dump Truck Near Junction City


JUNCTION CITY – On Thursday, June 30, at approximately 5:08 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 36 and Dorsey Lane. This is approximately 3 miles west of Junction City.

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound red Jeep Renegade, operated by 91-year-old Evelyn Carder of Eugene, was stopped on Dorsey Lane at the intersection of Hwy 36. Carder proceeded into the intersection and was struck by a westbound yellow Freightliner dump truck, operated by 61-year-old Fred Morgan Jr of Cheshire. 

Carder sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Morgan received minor injuries. 

Hwy 36 was closed for approximately 4 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Junction City Police Department and ODOT. 





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