Salem man dies in crash on Highway 20E in Deschutes County

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DESCHUTES COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A Salem man died in a crash on Highway 20E in Deschutes County.

Emergency crews responded to Milepost 66 near Hampton at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said John Ottlinger, 66, was driving a Dodge Caravan west on the highway when he left the road for unknown reasons and went into a westbound ditch.

Ottlinger then overcorrected, crossed both lanes and drove into the eastbound ditch, according to Oregon State Police.

The van rolled several times. Ottlinger was not wearing a seat belt, according to police, and was thrown from the van.

Troopers said Ottlinger died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Oregon State Police troopers were assisted at the scene by Bend Fire & EMS, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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