MOLALLA, OR (KPTV) – A driver died after he was ejected from his SUV in a rollover crash Sunday, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

At 5:57 p.m., deputies responded to a reported single-vehicle rollover crash on South Cramer Road near South Barnards Road.

The sheriff’s office said the driver had reportedly been ejected from a black Chevy Tahoe with Oregon plates and was severely injured.

The Tahoe was significantly damaged in the crash. It rolled through a berry field and came to a rest on its side, CCSO said.

Deputies and paramedics with Molalla Fire arrived at the crash and Life Flight was requested.

Despite lifesaving attempts by emergency personnel, the driver died at the scene.

The driver was identified as Galdino Salazar Jr., 36, of Molalla.

The sheriff’s office said Salazar was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana at the time of the crash. However, impairment has not been determined to be a factor in the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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(6) comments

Merlin

Let’s not be judgemental, pot and meth are legal.

William R

No seat belt, no pity.

WebFootSTi

I always wonder if the driver was wearing a seatbelt in an accident where they are ejected. It would be a nice reminder for the rest of us to wear a seatbelt. They are much better than airbags.

Native Born

Agreed about the seat belts! As a very small stature person we don`t have any vehicle with an airbag because in the event of a crash we would be more likely to be injured from the gas filled bag than from a good 3-point belt. Our vehicles are all old ancient ones so they don`t have air/gas bags.

WebFootSTi

I have short legs and sit close to the steering wheel myself and wish I could disable the drivers airbag for hillclimbing in AStock. I have a 5-point harness with anti-submarine/crotch strap for that and I also use when I'm playing hard at PIR. On the street I just wear the 3" wide belt and shoulder straps as a 4-point.

< The photo was taken at at a hillclimb NW of Sheridan in the coast range.

Clackakitty

Every time I try to wear an airbag it rips.

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