Hwy. 101 Fatal, Florence, Jan. 29

Lane County, ORE 22 Jan 24 – On Monday, January 22, 2024, at 4:15 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Hwy 101, near milepost 193, in Lane County. The preliminary investigation indicated a southbound Toyota Tacoma, operated by Timothy Shane Sweet (70) of Florence, struck a pedestrian, Justin Robert Warmuth (36) of Florence, who was standing in the middle of the southbound lane wearing dark clothing. The pedestrian (Warmuth) was declared deceased at the scene. The operator of the Toyota (Sweet) was not injured. The highway was impacted for approximately 4.5 hours during the on-scene investigation. The Toyota operator was cooperating with investigators. OSP was assisted by Western Lane Ambulance and Fire and ODOT.

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