Eugene Police: Medical condition contributed to deadly high-speed crash Oct. 1

Witnesses told police a car was going over 80 mph when it crashed into a parked car October 1, 2018. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - Eugene Police released a brief update Wednesday on the investigation into a high-speed crash on a residential street that claimed the life of the driver at the start of the month.

Jeffrey Muiderman, 57, of Eugene died when his car crashed during the lunch hour October 1 near Washington Street and W. 19th Avenue.

Witnesses told police a car was going over 80 mph when it crashed into a parked car.

"Information gathered during the investigation show that Muiderman found himself in an unrecoverable position, likely based on a medical condition requiring assistive devices," police said October 31 in a brief statement. "He maintained control of his vehicle in a compromised state for as long as he could before ultimately crashing just north of 19th Avenue after his vehicle went airborne at 22nd Avenue at a high rate of speed."

Police said the medical examiner continues to investigate.

When asked for more information, a police spokesperson said "the only further information I am able to provide is that the crash is related to a medical condition and is non-criminal."

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