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Investigation Into Car Crash Continues

NEAR RICE HILL, Ore. — The families of two University of Oregon students who were injured in a car crash have increased their reward offer from $1,000 to up to $2,500 for information provided to the Oregon State Police that leads to an arrest and conviction in the investigation.

Oregon State Police said on November 26 of last year, a woman was driving a 1997 Subaru Legacy station wagon with a male passenger; she was driving northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 146.

As the vehicle approached the Isadore Road overpass, a rock described as larger than a baseball came down from the overpass. The rock struck the passing vehicle’s windshield and hit the driver’s face. After she was hit by the rock, the vehicle crashed, injuring both her and the male passenger. Both were transportated to a nearby hospital. The driver had facial injuries. Both are University of Oregon students and members of the school’s track & field team.

Anyone with information about persons or vehicles near the mentioned location around the time of this incident is asked to call OSP Detective Tom Willis at (541) 440-3334 or the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 440-3333. Tips can also be reported to Oregon State Police via email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us