Salem man killed in crash on Hwy 20 in Central Oregon

A Salem man died Tuesday night when the van he was driving went off Highway 20 and overturned, Oregon State Police said. (OSP)

HAMPTON, Ore. - A Salem man died Tuesday night when the van he was driving went off Highway 20 and overturned, Oregon State Police said.

Troopers and medics responded to the crash near Hampton, Oregon, at 10:15 p.m.

The investigation found that John Ottlinger, 66, of Salem was driving westbound in a Dodge Caravan when the vehicle left the road and entered a ditch, police said.

"Ottlinger overcorrected and crossed both lanes of travel before entering the eastbound ditch where the van rolled several times," state police said in a report.

Troopers do not believe Ottlinger was wearing a safety belt. He was ejected during the crash, police said, and suffered fatal injuries.

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