Multi-agency response to report of a vehicle crash and shots fired east of Cottage Grove

Lane Co. Sheriff's Office 

On 4/7/2020 at 12:28 p.m., the Lane County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible road rage incident that was accompanied by shots fired involving two vehicles on Row River Rd. between MP 0.5 and MP 1.5.  The Sheriff's Office received additional information that a white male was seen firing a weapon before he entered the woods nearby.   Deputies responded, along with Cottage Grove Police and the Oregon State Police, and located a gray Dodge Dakota off the road and unoccupied.   

The second involved vehicle, believed to be a white, four door sedan or wagon (possibly a white Dodge Magnum), fled the scene and likely has front end damage on the passenger side and fender.  The white vehicle was last seen headed east bound on Row River Rd. near Dorena Dam.  Law enforcement officers have been searching the area along with K9 Teams but have not located the involved or the white vehicle.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has information on this incident, including the whereabouts of the drivers of both vehicles and the location of the white vehicle, to call 541-682-4150 then press 1.  

Road Closure:  Row River Rd. is temporarily closed between MP 0.5 and MP 1.5 as the investigation continues.  We will provide updates as this case progresses, including when the road is reopened.