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Local logger, killed in tree-falling accident, remembered for ‘huge’ impact


February 21, 2017

Colt Campbell of Sweet Home, shown here with his son Waylon, was killed Friday morning in a logging accident west of Eugene.

A 29-year-old Sweet Home man was killed in a logging accident Friday morning, Feb. 17, in western Lane County.

Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to Weyerhaeuser property west of Poodle Creek Road, west of Eugene, at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, said Deputy Marvin Combs. The victim, Colt Campbell, 29, of Sweet Home, was deceased at the scene as the result of a tree falling accident.

“Colt was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and role model,” said his sister-in-law Sondra Kyriss. “Though he was only with us for a short time, his impact was huge.”

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