Western Lane Ambulance District officials confirmed Monday afternoon that one of their employees was killed in a crash on Highway 126 east of Walton earlier in the day.
In a Facebook post, they said Sarah Susman was headed into work when the crash happened. She was a part-time employee with the district.
The crash involved a log truck and at least two cars. The highway has been closed since just after 7 a.m. According to Lane Fire Authority, commuters could expect a lengthy closure and detours. Traffic is being detoured to Highway 36 at Mapleton and Poodle Creek Road, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.
During the closure, officials will be removing logs from the road while law enforcement investigates and reconstructs the crash.