EUGENE, Ore. -- A Eugene man is dead after a crash on Highway 38 on Wednesday.
Oregon State Police said Alec Beutler, 28, was headed west when his Ford Explorer went off the road and hit a tree.
Troopers and emergency personel responded to milepost 51 at about 10:45 a.m.
Beutler was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the stretch of Highway 38 between Scottsburg and Wells Creek was closed before opening to a single lane of traffic due to a roadside fire at milepost 17.