Man dies after crashing into guardrail on Myrtle Creek exit of I-5

Man dies after crashing into guardrail on Myrtle Creek exit of I-5

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- A 22-year-old man died in a car crash along Interstate 5 early Sunday morning after state troopers say he crashed into a guardrail while taking the Myrtle Creek exit.

Oregon State Police said the victim, a 22-year-old Myrtle Creek man, was driving an Acura Integra south on I-5 when he took exit 110 at around 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

A report from OSP Sergeant Matt Bowersox said the man was speeding when he hit an attenuator guardrail at the highway exit. The attenuator is the start of a divider that is designed to absorb part of a crash.

The vehicle broke apart on impact and the man was thrown from the car, Sgt. Bowersox said.

The Myrtle Creek Police Department quickly responded to the crash and pronounced the driver dead at the scene. Officials said he was not wearing a seat belt.

State troopers are still looking into what caused the crash.