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Sheriff's office investigating fatal crash in Benton County

Passenger Adrian Molina of Eugene survived the crash.

Posted: Sep 19, 2019 11:14 AM

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. -- A driver is dead after a crash in Benton County Wednesday night.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Ernest Hernandez was driving a white 1992 Honda Civic east on Alpine Road at about 5:45 p.m. when the car left the roadway and rolled.

Passenger Adrian Molina of Eugene survived the crash. Deputies said Molina’s injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

Authorities are investigating. Deputies said alcohol, marijuana and speed may have contributed to the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 541-766-6858.

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