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Eugene man dies in crash on Highway 38

The 28-year-old was headed west when his car went off the road and hit a tree.

Posted: Aug 12, 2020 3:04 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2020 3:10 PM

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. 

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