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Silverton man dies in single car crash on Highway 213

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SILVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon State Police responded to a fatal car crash on Highway 213 at milepost 18 on Thursday.

OSP said the crash happened around 11:20 p.m. when Gerald Wayne Martin, 65, of Silverton, was driving southbound on Hwy 213. For unknown reasons, Martin's car went off the roadway, traveled back on, overturned and ejected him from the car.

Martin was pronounced dead at the scene and was not wearing a seat belt.

OSP said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Highway 213 was closed for 3 hours as police investigated the crash.

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