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  • Driver dies after hitting utility pole on Hwy. 238

  • A 42-year-old man died Monday night after he drove his truck off Highway 238 outside Jacksonville, crashed into a utility pole and was ejected from the vehicle.
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  • A 42-year-old man died Monday night after he drove his truck off Highway 238 outside Jacksonville, crashed into a utility pole and was ejected from the vehicle.
    Oregon State Police reported the crash happened at 11:17 p.m. near milepost 30, about 3 miles west of Jacksonville. The driver, Jacksonville resident Ronald Edward Hussey Jr., was driving west on the highway when his GMC pickup traveled off the road's north side for an unknown reason, struck the pole and came to rest on its wheels. Hussey was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
    OSP, the Oregon Department of Transportation and fire personnel responded.
    Police officials are still investigating the scene to determine the cause of the crash.
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