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Springfield man killed in logging accident.

Byline: Chelsea Deffenbacher The Register-Guard

MAPLETON - A Springfield man was killed Tuesday morning in a logging accident near Mapleton, according to the Lane County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's officials were called to the reported fatality just before 9 a.m.

Search and rescue crews found the body of Arturo Toral- Pacheco, 35, about 200 yards down a steep embankment. The accident scene was approximately 20 miles east of the Highway 126 West and Highway 36 junction.

Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, Eugene Mountain Rescue and Lane County Ground Search and Rescue assisted at the scene.

Toral-Pacheco's death remains under investigation, but sheriff's deputies said the initial investigation indicated that Toral-Pacheco likely fell from a height.

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Date:Jan 24, 2018
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