One dead in crash on Hwy 126

NOTI, Ore. - A woman died when her car went of the road, hit and utility pole and crashed down an embankment Thursday morning.

Patricia Darlene Dunning, 47, of Florence died at the scene.

Her 1996 Dodge Neon was eastbound on Highway 126 in heavy rain when the sedan went off the road and sheared a power pole off at the base.

The car came to rest down an embankment on the side of the road.

Power lines came down near the vehicle. Once medics were able to reach the car, they found Dunning dead.

The crash investigation and power line repairs restricted traffic to one lane for about 4 hours Thursday.