Labor Day single-vehicle crash takes the life of Lebanon woman on Highway 34

Oregon State Police is investigating a single-vehicle traffic crash that killed a Lebanon woman along Highway 34 near Denny School Road west of Lebanon early Monday morning.

According to Lt. Vonn Schleicher, at approximately 3:50 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, a citizen came upon a crash scene along the south side of Highway 34 near Denny School Road.

Emergency responders arrived on scene and confirmed that Bethany Leanne Wilson, 27, of Lebanon, was deceased.

Initial investigation by OSP, with the assistance of Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Lebanon Police Department, indicates some time after 3 a.m. a 1993 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Wilson was eastbound on Highway 34 when it crossed the centerline and westbound lane.

The vehicle went into the ditch, returned back onto the roadway and rolled before coming to rest on its side along the south side of Highway 34. Wilson was believed to have not been using safety restraints and was ejected from the vehicle.

Highway 34 was closed about four hours at the scene and local traffic was detoured.