Jun 18,2007 00:00
Police suspect alcohol and speeding may have contributed to the death of a 51-year old Scotts Mills man who was killed when his SUV crashed into a power pole near Highway 213 south of Molalla Sunday evening, landing upside down off the road.
Compean, partially ejected from the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers with the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the crash, which closed the highway for several hours while PGE crews repaired the power lines. Oregon Department of Transportation personnel were on scene to handle traffic-related duties and set up a detour.