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Benton County employee dies in equipment rollover

The accident happened in the Hells Canyon area.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 6:49 PM

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. -- A long-time Benton County Public Works employee is dead after a piece of road construction equipment rolled over on Friday.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office said deputies, Monroe Fire and Corvallis Fire responded to the Hells Canyon area at about 12:30 p.m.

Authorities called it a "devastating loss" and said their thoughts and prayers go out to the equipment operator's family and fellow county employees.

The investigation is ongoing.

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