PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 34-year-old man died in an early-morning crash in Salem on Saturday.
According to the Salem Police Department, officers responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash near Hawthorne Avenue and Hyacinth Street NE around 4 a.m. They arrived to discover a vehicle had veered off the road and into a drainage ditch.
Inside the vehicle was Hector Manuel Zepeda Briseno. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Salem PD said.
Officials say speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash, but an investigation is ongoing.
The intersection was closed for several hours as crews cleared the scene. The area was reopened by 8:45 a.m.