2 dead, 1 injured in rollover crash near Noti
NOTI, Ore. -- Two people died and a third was seriously injured late Friday night after their car went off the road near Noti and rolled several times, State Police officials said.
The crash happened at around 11 p.m. Friday when 23-year-old Raymond Wyman was driving his Kia Sephia 4-door southbound on Poodle Creek Road.
According to officials the man drove off the roadway near milepost four and the car started to roll, striking several trees.
Police said Wyman, his 19-year-old girlfriend Jessica Parker and passenger Christopher Manley, 41, of Veneta were all ejected from the car. Crash investigators found that Parker was the only one using a seat belt.
Troopers pronounced Manley dead at the scene.
Wyman and Parker were both driven to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield.
Officials said Wyman later died from his injuries; Parker is being treated for serious injuries.
Alcohol is being investigated as a possible cause of the crash.
State Police were assisted by the Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane Rural Fire and ODOT. Poodle Creek Rd. was blocked for over 5 hours during the investigation.
From State Police:
As we near the end of a two-week statewide campaign focusing on properly using safety restraints, OSP and ODOT remind drivers and passengers that statistics show people who don't buckle up are twice as likely to die in a crash than belted occupants. In 2012, 61 of Oregon's 198 occupant fatalities were reportedly unrestrained.
OSP and ODOT urge everyone, every day, to drive sober and buckle up every time - morning, noon and night, no matter the vehicle, no matter the age.