1 dead in crash on Hwy 138 near Elkton

1 dead in crash on Hwy 138 near Elkton
Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police

ELKTON, Ore. - One person is dead after a car crash on Highway 138 on Friday morning about 7 miles south of Elkton.

The crash killed a 71-year-old Elkton man. Police did not immediately release his identity.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. as the man drove westbound in a 2001 Chevy pickup.

For an unconfirmed reason, the pickup traveled across the eastbound lane and into a ditch where it crashed at the base of a driveway, police said.

The driver died at the scene. Investigators are looking into the possibility the victim suffered a medical emergency while driving  

He was using safety restraints and the pickup's airbags deployed.