Salem deadly crash scene

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) – A deadly crash involving a dump truck and a Jeep SUV blocked traffic in Salem Monday afternoon.

The two-vehicle crash occurred on Mission Street Southeast near 25th Street  Southeast just before 2 p.m., according to law enforcement.

The driver of the Jeep, Landon David Oliverson, 26, of Salem, was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Republic Services waste disposal truck was hospitalized with minor injuries

According to investigators, Oliverson was speeding and driving recklessly on 25th Street before running a red light at the road's intersection with Mission Street. The dump truck was headed east on Mission Street and was unable to stop prior to the crash.

Drivers Monday were asked to use alternate routes, as Mission Street in the area was closed into Monday night. The road opened again around 8:45 p.m.

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