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California man dies in crash near Powers

A California man died when his car went off the road and crashed into a tree Wednesday afternoon, Oregon State Police said. (OSP photo)

POWERS, Ore. - A California man died when his car went off the road and crashed into a tree Wednesday afternoon, Oregon State Police said.

Richard Carl Starr, 44, of Napa died at the scene, police said.

Starr was westbound on Highway 242 when the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder he was driving crossed through the oncoming lane, went off the road and hit a tree, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Troopers were helped at the scene by Powers Police Department, Powers Ambulance, Myrtle Point Ambulance, Powers Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation. Mast Brothers Towing assisted in recovering the vehicle.

The Napa, California, Police Department helped notify Starr's family.

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