Salem man found dead off Hwy 221 days after crash in stolen car - KPTV - FOX 12

Salem man found dead off Hwy 221 days after crash in stolen car

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POLK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A Salem man was found dead days after a crash in a stolen car off Highway 221 in Polk County.

Police responded to Milepost 11.5 at 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Investigators said a 2003 Ford Focus was about 35 feet off the highway and was not visible from the road.

Ivan Garcia Trapala, 24, was found dead at the scene.

Troopers believe the crash occurred several days before it was discovered. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The registered owner of the car reported it stolen to the Keizer Police Department on July 10, according to troopers.

One lane of Highway 221 was closed for two hours during the investigation.

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