Man dies after crashing into tree off Hwy 126W near Mapleton

MAPLETON, Ore. -- A Florence man died early Saturday morning after State Police say he crashed into a tree along Highway 126W near Mapleton.

Oregon State Police said Raymond Mosley, 68, was driving west on Highway 126W when around 3:10 am Saturday his Ford Escape went across the opposite lane of traffic and crashed into a tree.

Paramedics pronounced Mosley dead at the scene.

The tree broke in the middle and landed in the highway, blocking the eastbound lane. Crews worked for four hours to clear the tree from the roadway.

Troopers are still looking into what caused the crash.