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Police: Alcohol, excessive speed led to deadly Salem crash; driver arrested

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Deadly crash scene in Salem early Friday morning. (KPTV) Deadly crash scene in Salem early Friday morning. (KPTV)
One person was killed in the Salem crash and the driver was arrested, according to police. (KPTV) One person was killed in the Salem crash and the driver was arrested, according to police. (KPTV)
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A driver is facing the charge of second-degree manslaughter for a crash that killed his 22-year-old passenger early Friday morning in Salem.

Two officers were typing reports on the 4500 block of Liberty Road South when they heard squealing tires followed by a crash just after midnight.

The officers went to investigate and found a 2002 GMC Yukon that crashed into a power pole.

Investigators said the driver, 30-year-old David Robinett Jr., was heading eastbound on Skyline Road South when he failed to negotiate the turn at Liberty Road.

Corey Engleman, 22, was killed in the crash.

Police said Robinett and another passenger, 26-year-old Andrew Williams, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the crash.

Robinett was arrested on the charge of second-degree manslaughter and will be booked into the Marion County Jail following his release from the hospital, according to police.

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