27-year-old Anthony Panter was pronounced dead at the scene on Eagle Mill Rd. When the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrived, the other car was on fire. The driver and passenger of that car were not injured.
Panter was on his way home from work at Standing Stone Brewery. The restaurant closed their doors early Sunday to let employees know.
“Everyone came down to the restaurant, all of the employees and kind of got together and you know, grieved together and it was actually a really wonderful little meeting because everyone kind of shared their own favorite memory of Anthony whether it was inside of work or outside of work,” Elisha Lewis, manager, said.
The crash is under investigation by the serious traffic accident reconstruction team.
A GoFundMe has been created to raise money for his family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/anthony-panter-memorial-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR30B3xYjHV5uVdxaV84FtZf116cJXtRBete8PjbVZFp1wU91ys0_DfI_ds
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Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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