- Associated Press - Sunday, August 27, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Two people died in separate car crashes in Oregon over the weekend.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2vB0Irc ) an Albany man died after his 1995 Ford Explorer crashed around 3 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 5 in Marion County.

Oregon State Police say 27-year-old Ricardo Lemus was driving alone. He lost control and overturned in the median. He was ejected and died at the scene.

In another fatal single-vehicle crash on I-5 Saturday, 58-year-old Bruce Anthony Curtis of Grants Pass veered off the highway in his 2000 BMW after taking the 33 northbound off ramp in Central Point before 6 p.m.

The car went into a field, rolled and landed on its top.

Police said witnesses reported being passed by the BMW at a high rate of speed before the crash. Emergency medical personnel pronounced Curtis dead on scene.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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