Walton, Ore. – On Saturday, August 27, 2022 at approximately 6:19 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 126W near milepost 29.
Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Chevrolet Colorado, operated by Chad Colborn (39) of Florence, failed to negotiate a corner and exited the roadway, striking a tree.
Colborn sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Passenger, Skeyla Wardrobe (26) of Mapleton, was transported via air ambulance with critical injuries. Additional passengers, Shane Sprinkle (34) of Florence and Jaydon Woodruff (24) of Eugene, were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.
Hwy 126W was closed for approximately 5 hours while the scene was investigated.
OSP was assisted by West Lane Fire, Central Lane Fire and Rescue, Lane County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.
News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 27th, 2022 4:17 PM