Lane Co. Sheriff's Office


The person that died in this crash has been identified as 46-year-old Cody Glenn Whitman of Junction City.


Today at approximately 12:13pm the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a three-vehicle crash on Clear Lake Rd. just west of Goodman Rd.  While enroute, deputies were advised that one of the involved vehicles had caught fire with a person trapped inside.  This person was the driver of the vehicle that caught fire and was later determined to be deceased.

The driver of one of the other involved vehicles, a blue/green Pontiac sedan, reportedly fled the scene westbound on foot.  He may have been picked up by a white truck.  He is described as a white male adult aged in his 50’s to 70’s.  He was approximately 6’00 tall and had a black dog with him.  He was reportedly wearing khaki pants and an unknown colored hat. 

The driver of the third involved vehicle was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The identities of the known drivers are being withheld at this time. 

Anyone with information about this case including the identity of the outstanding driver is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.