REEDSPORT, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating a crash that killed a Lakeside man on Highway 101 south of Reedsport Monday afternoon.
Police say Bruce Norman Ashton, 68, was driving near milepost 220 between Kendall Estates Lane and Wildwood Road when his Chevrolet Avalanche traveled off the highway and crashed into some trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both lanes of Highway 101 were closed for over three hours with a detour in place while police investigated.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash, but they believe speed may be a factor.
Photos courtesy of OSP.