Fatal Crash on Hwy 126E - Lane County

Oregon State Police 

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at approximately 3:36 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to  a two vehicle crash on Hwy 126E near milepost 13.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Kurt Rauch (65) of Springfield, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 126E and lost control while attempting to stop for traffic in front of him. Rauch left his lane of travel, crossed into the westbound lane, and collided with a Ford F350 PU operated by David Doerr (50) from Bend.

Rauch sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Doerr was not injured in the crash.

Hwy 126E was closed for three hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by ODOT, McKenzie Fire and Rescue, and Northwest Hazmat.