SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police are still trying to find out what happened in the moments before a car crash that led to a man’s death Saturday night.
Police say 63-year-old Donald Dorry from Springfield was headed eastbound on Main street around 4:30 in the afternoon when he lost control of his car, ran onto the sidewalk and hit a bus sign near 41st St.
The car came to a stop after getting sandwiched between a power pole and a gas station sign. Dorry, the only person in the car, was unconscious. He was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Blocks before the crash, witnesses noticed something wasn’t right.
“He was reported by one witness to be driving erratically blocks prior to the crash. Then there was a few other witnesses that did not see a driver sitting up in the seat at the time of the crash,” said Springfield police officer Neil Halttunen.
Investigators believe a medical issue could be to blame but that’s still under investigation.