Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on November 18, 2018 at approximately 6:34p.m., his deputies responded to a report of a two vehicle head-on collision on Hwy 20 near the intersection of Pineway Road, Lebanon.
The investigation revealed a 2010 Jeep Wrangler operated by Kade McClanahan, 46, from Lebanon, was attempting to turn onto Highway 20 from Pineway road, intending to go east. McClanahan crossed four lanes of traffic and collided head-on with a 2017 Chevrolet pickup driving westbound on Highway 20 by Dylan Richards, 21, from Lebanon.
Both involved drivers were taken by ambulance to area hospitals. McClanahan was treated and released at the hospital. Richards sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and remained hospitalized for treatment.
Based on evidence gathered in this investigation McClanahan was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving and Assault in the Second Degree. His blood alcohol content was nearly five times the legal limit based on initial tests results.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information about this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Travis Boshart at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 541-967-3950.
Linn County was assisted by the Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Police Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.