Man drives off road, hits tree in deadly Hwy 20 crash in Linn County

Photo: Oregon State Police

A man died after he drove off Highway 20 and hit a tree, according to Oregon State Police.

Emergency crews responded to the scene in Linn County near Milepost 16 at 6:43 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators said a 39-year-old man was driving a 2001 Acura east on the highway when he veered off the road and hit a tree.

The man, whose name has not been released pending family notifications, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speeding is being considered a contributing factor in the crash, according to police.

The Lebanon Fire District and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted Oregon State Police at the scene.

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