Car crash on Why 99 claims life of Cottage Grove woman


Early this morning (May 21) at approximately 2:10 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 99, near milepost 5 in Creswell.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Honda Accord, operated by John Farrell, 42, of Cottage Grove, was northbound on Highway 99 when it left the roadway and damaged approximately 100 feet of a wood fence. Farrell was stabilized by medics and transported to River Bend Hospital.

A passenger in the Honda, Elizabeth Slagley, 31, also from Cottage Grove, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Lane County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.

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