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Alpine Crash

An Albany man died Wednesday evening when the Honda Civic he was driving on Alpine Road rolled over Wednesday evening. 

An Albany man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Alpine Road near McFarland Road Wednesday evening, according to a news release from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

In the statement, county officials said that around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in which a 1992 Honda Civic left the road for an unknown reason and rolled over several times.

The driver, Ernest Robert Hernandez, whose most recent address was Albany, was killed, officials said. Hernandez was born in 1987.

A passenger in the vehicle survived the crash and did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, the announcement added.

Speed, alcohol and marijuana may have been factors officials said.

Deputies are still investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. David Iverson at 541-766-6858.

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Anthony Rimel covers education and crime in Benton County and weekend events across the Mid-Valley. He can be reached at anthony.rimel@lee.net or 541-812-6091.

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