Lane County, Ore. – On Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 a Eugene man was arrested for his involvement in a 2020 fatal crash on HWY 58 that claimed the life of Emily Reber (23) of Oakridge.
UPDATE Sept. 27, 2022: BRIAN LEE JONES was convicted of: 163.145 – CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE, and 813.010 – DRIVE UNDER INFLUENCE INTOX – 1 in the death of Emily Reber of Oakridge.
Jones was transferred to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility today for processing. After processing, Jones will be transferred to a men’s prison. Jail records show his earliest date of release being: 11/23/2026. Once in prison, that date may change as time served in county jail counts against it.
According to a KPIC News article Brian Jones was the driver of a Nissan Sentra that crossed into oncoming traffic hitting a Ford F150 (uninjured), and then the VW Golf of Reber. The crash occurred on Sept. 10th, 2020.
A warrant for Jones was issued after a Feb. 16th, 2022 secret indictment.
BRIAN LEE JONES age 32, was arrested in Lincoln County Oregon, and transported to the Lane County Jail where he was booked on the following charges:
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2ND DEG M 164.354
CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE F 163.145
DRIVE UNDER INFLUENCE INTOX – 1 M 813.010
MANSLAUGHTER 2ND DEG F 163.125
RECKLESS DRIVING M 811.140
Case # 22CR07828
(Information from KPIC News, Oregon Judicial Portal, and the Lane County Jail inmate viewer website)