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Springfield man killed
when car strikes pole
SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man was killed and another was in critical condition Saturday when the speeding car they were in failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a pole, Springfield police said.
Agustine Lomeli, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 2 a.m. in the 1800 block of South A Street, investigators said.
Lomeli was a passenger in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. Originally introduced by Chevrolet for the 1970 model year (as competition with the Ford Thunderbird), it has gone through six generations as of 2007. driven by Juan Beltran Rojas, 25, of Springfield. Witnesses said that Beltran Rojas' was traveling at a high rate of speed before attempting to negotiate a left curve on South A Street.
The vehicle slid out of control, left the road and collided with a pole, investigators said.
Beltan Rojas was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sacred Heart Medical Center may refer to:
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A second vehicle, a Chevrolet truck, had attempted to negotiate the same curve at the same time and hit the guardrail. The driver and two passengers in the truck were not injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. , police said.
Package causes scare
at Oakridge Post Office
OAKRIDGE - Police and postal inspectors investigating a suspicious package reported by the Oakridge postmaster postmaster - The electronic mail contact and maintenance person at a site connected to the Internet or UUCPNET. Often, but not always, the same as the admin. The Internet standard for electronic mail (RFC 822) requires each machine to have a "postmaster" address; usually it is determined the contents to be benign Friday.
The package contained a clock that chimed bird calls on the hour.
Shortly after 5 p.m., Oakridge police received a call from acting Postmaster Mary Gustafson regarding a package protruding pro·trude
v. pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing, pro·trudes
To push or thrust outward.
To jut out; project. See Synonyms at bulge. from a mailbox A simulated mailbox in the computer that holds e-mail messages. Mailboxes are stored on disk as a file of messages, a database of messages or as an individual file for each message. The standard mailboxes are usually In, Out, Trash and Junk (Spam). in the parking lot, police said. The package was wrapped in electrical tape Electrical tape is a type of pressure-sensitive tape used to insulate electrical wires and other material that conduct electricity. It can be made of many plastics, but vinyl is most popular; it stretches better, giving a more effective and longer lasting insulation. and had no return address. When Gustafson attempted to remove the box, it began to buzz and emit what she described as "electrical noises," Oakridge police said.
Postal inspectors from Portland and the Eugene police department bomb squad responded.