PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Three people died in three weekend crashes near Eugene, Ore.
Oregon State Police reported 32-year-old Margarito Roque-Morones was driving east on Highway 126, near Veneta, when he crossed into oncoming traffic around 8 a.m. Sunday. He crashed head on into a semi-truck and died on the scene. The truck driver had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Early Saturday morning another traffic crash killed 22-year-old Robert Lee Casto, a motorcycle rider from Eugene. State police said he lost control of the Yamaha motorcycle along US Forest Service Road 18, east of Fall Creek Reservoir in Lane County.
Castro was traveling "at a high rate of speed when he failed to safely negotiate through a right curve," Oregon State Police reported. "The motorcycle crossed the roadway, where Castro was ejected over an approximate 30-foot embankment and landed on bedrock partially submerged in a creek."
Castro was wearing a helmet, according to reports from the scene.
Sunday's crash marks at least the third fatal traffic crash in Lane County for the 2013 Memorial Day Holiday weekend. The first was a pedestrian who died early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle, state police reported.
During the Memorial Day Holiday period in 2012, three people died in three separate fatal traffic crashes spanning the entire state of Oregon, according to crash data from Oregon State Police.
A head-on collision left one person dead and three injured in a crash that closed a Marion County road for about 90 minutes late Sunday afternoon.
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Citing nearly a foot of snow and frigid temperatures, officials from Oregon State University announced their main campus will be closed on Monday -- even though it is the first day of finals week.
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