Eugene couple badly injured in crash west of town

EUGENE, Ore. - A Eugene couple suffered serious injuries when their carwent off Highway 126W two miles west of Eugene and overturned multiple times Monday afternoon.

Billy J. Hamby, 78, was driving westbound in a 1988 Ford Escort when witnesses said the car crossed the oncoming lane and crashed into a ditch, causing the car to roll.

Firefighters pulled Hamby and his wife, Betty R. Hamby, 76, from the wreckage. He was taken by helicopter to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend ith critical injuries. She was taken to RiverBend by ambulance with serious injuries.

Oregon State Police are investigating the crash.