- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Three fatalities in two separate crashes Thursday has the Oregon Department of Transportation taking a closer look at a seven-mile stretch of Highway 99 between Eugene and Junction City.

The department says there have been more than 200 crashes there in the past six years.

Spokesman Rick Little tells The Register-Guard (https://bit.ly/1JU4lus ) the department could add rumble strips, which help prevent cross-over crashes.

The speed limit is 55 mph on the highway that is driven by about 14,000 drivers a day. Motorists include commuters and travelers going to and from the Eugene Airport.

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