ALBANY, Ore. — A deadly crash in Benton County and deputies think alcohol may have played a factor.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 7 a.m. this morning on Highway 20 east of NW Scenic Drive.
Deputies say a car driven by Damon Selves, 32, of Corvallis crossed the center line. According to witness statements, he tried to get back into his lane but smashed into the station wagon driven by Gabriel Lopez, 37, of Eugene.
Lopez died at the scene. Selves faces several charges including manslaughter and DUII.