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Police: Veneta man dies in crash on Hwy 126 east of Springfield

A Veneta man died when his vehicle went off Highway 126E and crashed into a tree Sunday evening, Oregon State Police said. James Lee Hammons, 34, died at the scene, police said.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A Veneta man died when his vehicle went off Highway 126E and crashed into a tree Sunday evening, Oregon State Police said.

James Lee Hammons, 34, died at the scene, police said.

Troopers said Hammons was eastbound when his 2004 Chevy Trailblazer went through the oncoming lane of traffic, left the road and hit a tree at 7:30 p.m. east of Springfield.

Troopers do not know what caused the vehicle to leave the road.

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