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Man faces manslaughter charges after fatal crash near Junction City

A Corvallis man died in a high speed crash on Highway 99W Saturday night.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 12:05 AM
Updated: Dec 20, 2018 11:15 AM

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- A man is facing manslaughter charges after a fatal crash on Highway 99W near Junction City Saturday night.

Police said Salvador Mendez-Saucedo, 21, made his first appearance in court Dec. 19.

Francisco Jose Perez-Velasco, 33, of Corvallis died in the wreck.

Oregon State Police said shortly after 10 p.m., Mendez-Saucedo was driving a Honda Accord when he hit the back of a truck. According to police, Mendez-Saucedo was drunk and driving at a high speed.

His passenger Perez-Velasco was not wearing a seat belt, police said. Another passenger was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries.

Police said Mendez-Saucedo was injured and taken to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield.

The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.

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