Cottage Grove, Public Safety & Health, Springfield

Car crash, shots fired on Row River Road

Update: 4:12 p.m.: Row River Road is now open to traffic after a temporary closure due to a traffic crash and possible shooting. The investigation is ongoing and community members with information about the incident are asked to call the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 then press 1.

On April 7, 2020 at 12:28 p.m., the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible road rage incident with shots fired involving two vehicles on Row River Road. The Police said 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 Road 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.

Anyone with information on this incident, including the whereabouts of the drivers of both vehicles and the location of the white vehicle, are asked to call police at 541-682-4150 then press 1.  

Road Closure: Row River Road. 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.  



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