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At least one person hurt

in Coburg Road collision

Police are investigating a two-car collision that happened late Thursday on Coburg Road that sent at least one person to the hospital.

A Weyerhaeuser Co. truck traveling north collided with a southbound car at the intersection of Coburg Road and Game Farm Road about 10 p.m.

The car was attempting to turn east onto Game Farm Road when the truck and car collided, according to witnesses.

The driver of the car was taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center. The extent of the injuries was unclear.

Police closed Coburg Road at times while they investigated.

Lane County sheriff's office deputies were still investigating the accident at press time.

Legislative hearing

planned in Eugene

Eugene will host a legislative hearing today when the House Elections and Rules Committee conducts a 5 p.m. meeting at the Campbell Senior Center at 155 High St. The Legislature has been holding meetings outside the Capitol in Salem since the session convened in January.

The House committee will hear from the public on three elections-related bills, including one that would require citizens registering to vote for the first time to produce documents proving their citizenship. Other bills would ban elections officials from opening envelopes of returned ballots until 8:30 p.m. on election night and statutorily acknowledge that all Oregon elections are conducted via mail ballots.

The House Elections and Rules Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday in Florence at the Florence Events Center for testimony on the same three bills.

Man robs Eugene bank, then flees on bicycle

Eugene police are looking for a bike-riding bank robber who held up a south Eugene bank Thursday.

The man walked into the Washington Mutual at 2840 Willamette St. about 3 p.m. and demanded money. He grabbed the cash and rode south on his bike.

Witnesses said he was white, of medium height and stocky build. He was 25 to 29 years old and clean shaven. He wore a tan baseball hat, red hooded sweatshirt with a "Dickies" logo and dark pants.

Eugene police ask that anyone with information contact Detective Ted Williams at 682-5175.

REGION

Reedsport man indicted

in crash that killed infant

REEDSPORT - A Reedsport man has been charged with manslaughter and assault for his role in a car wreck that killed a 7-month-old infant and injured two women.

Oregon State Police troopers arrested James Edward Huskey, 71, on Wednesday after a Lane County grand jury indicted him in the July 19 wreck on Interstate 5 near the Dillard Access Road overpass just south of Eugene. He was being held in the Lane County Jail.

According to police, Huskey was driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica north on I-5 about 10:50 a.m. when he allegedly veered across the center median and entered the southbound lanes. There, he was struck in the passenger side by a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle.

The impact killed infant David J. Cody of Oregon City, who was in a rear-facing child safety seat behind the Volkswagen's right front passenger seat.

His mother, Samantha Mathis, 25, and grandmother, Christine Mathis, 55, were seriously injured. Huskey also was hurt and was treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

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