Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan reports on July 16, 2022, at about 2:41 a.m., deputies and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash in the 4700 block of Lyons-Mill City Drive, east of Lyons in Linn County. The caller reported at least one person was deceased after hitting a power pole and the barriers protecting the pole.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Ford Focus operated by Stephanie Woolley, 27, of Lyons, was traveling west on Lyons-Mill City Drive when she left the roadway, striking a power pole and metal pillars filled with concrete around the pole. Woolley and the only other occupant, Michael Carroll Jr., 43, of Idaho, were found deceased on arrival.
The investigation is ongoing. Alcohol and high speeds appear to be leading factors in the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Dusty Frenzel at (541) 967-3950.