Victim of fatal crash east of Springfield identified

The crash happened when a pickup truck went off the road, hit a tree and caught on fire.

Posted: Apr 28, 2020 10:38 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – The man who died in a Thursday crash on Cedar Flat Road has been identified as Darik Alan Kuta of North Carolina.

The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, when a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by Kuta went off the road, hit a tree and caught on fire. Kuta was the only person in the vehicle and died at the scene. It is unknown why the vehicle left the roadway. Cedar Flat Road is east of Springfield.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash, along with the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

McKenzie Fire and Rescue responded to the crash.

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