1 killed, 1 injured in Sweet Home rollover

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Fatal crash occurred outside Sweet Home early Sunday morning

One man dead and another seriously injured in crash outside of Sweet Home on July 21, 2019. (Linn County Sheriff’s Office)

LINN COUNTY, Ore — A driver was killed and the passenger seriously injured after losing control on Brush Creek Road just outside Sweet Home early Sunday morning.

The driver, identified as Jackie Saari, was found dead at the scene. Saari was 27-years-old.

The investigation showed that after failing to manage a curve successfully, Saari drove onto the gravel shoulder. He then overcorrected, making the car roll multiple times before it eventually came to a rest on its wheels.

The passenger, James Randall Wilson, 35, was transported to the River Bend hospital in Springfield for significant injuries.

Police suspect that alcohol and excessive speed were both factors in the crash.

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