On July 12, Oregon State Police responded to a head-on collision between two vehicles near Lorane that left six people injured. The wrong-way accident on Territorial Highway near the intersection with Hamm Road, about two miles from Lorane, led to the closure of the road for about three hours while police investigated the incident and crews cleaned up the road.
According to officials, the accident took place around 3:40 p.m. when an SUV and a pickup truck collided. The 40-year-old Eugene man driving the northbound SUV moved into the southbound lane to avoid crashing into the southbound truck that was in the northbound lane. The pickup truck driver, a 20-year-old Eugene man, crossed back into the southbound lane at the same time, and the SUV driver did not have enough time to move back to the northbound lane and avoid the crash.