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UPDATED: Man killed in rollover crash in Auburn was driving erratically

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
January 22, 2013 4:57 pm

UPDATE as of 4:53 p.m. C Street Southwest and the Highway 18 Ramps are open, according to Auburn police.

UPDATE as of 1:53 p.m.: Witnesses told police the man in the pickup truck was driving erratically, speeding past several cars on a grassy area to the right of the lanes, before veering left across three lanes and into oncoming traffic.

The truck, which was heading north on C Street Southwest, hit two southbound cars and rolled, Commander Mike Hirman said.

One of the cars struck by the truck was pushed into another vehicle, making it a four-vehicle collision. One injury was reported.

INITIAL POST: A man was killed this morning after his vehicle rolled over in Auburn, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

The crash occurred at 10:45 a.m. on C Street Southwest near the state Route 18 off-ramp.

It’s unclear what caused the accident, but firefighters said the vehicle came to rest on its roof.

The man, who has not been identified, was extricated from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene.

The off-ramp from C Street Southwest from westbound SR 18 and C Street Southwest south remain closed while Auburn police investigate.

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