Man dies after truck goes airborne, catches fire

Man dies after truck goes airborne, catches fire

Credit: Oregon State Police

Man dies after truck goes airborne, catches fire

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 23 at 1:56 PM

ELGIN, Ore -- An Elgin man is dead after an early morning crash on Thursday.

The crash happened around 3:40 a.m. on Highway 204 about three miles west of Elgin.

Police say 44 year-old Troy Templeton, of Elgin was driving northbound on Summerville Road when he drove through a 'T' intersection at Oregon Highway 204, went airborne and crashed into an embankment.

The pickup caught fire, and Templeton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators haven't said if he was wearing a seat belt.

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