GLENDALE, Ore. -- A Colorado man was pronounced dead after a passerby found his car over an embankment in Douglas County, the sheriff's office said.
Around 1 p.m. Saturday, Douglas County 911 received a call from a man who reported finding a vehicle over a steep embankment near the top of Mount Reuben Road in Glendale.
The caller said he "observed indications that a vehicle had gone over the embankment," the sheriff's office said in a news release. They say the man found the vehicle and believed the occupant inside was deceased.
Emergency personnel were dispatched and found the 2017 Subaru Outback approximately 1/4 mile over the embankment and confirmed the man, identified as 35-year-old Angus Leslie Graham of Carbondale, Colorado, was deceased.
Due to the complexity of the recovery and out of concern for responder safety, a recovery effort was postponed until Sunday morning when sufficient personnel and equipment would be available, the sheriff's office said.
On Sunday, August 27, members of the Douglas County Search and Rescue's Mountain Rescue were able to safely recover Graham's body from the vehicle.
He was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash, police said. Next of kin was notified.
Glendale Fire Department, Glendale Ambulance and DFPA also responded.