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Oregon State Police says Gresham resident Jacob Bowlsby died Saturday on Interstate 5.

OSP PHOTO - Oregon State Police responded to a fatal crash on Interstate 5 on Saturday, Feb. 23 A Gresham man is dead after police say his car came to a complete stop "in the middle of the freeway." Another motorist involved with the crash has been charged with intoxicated driving.

Oregon State Police responded to the crash around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at milepost 257 of Interstate 5, which is north of the Market Street on-ramp in Salem.

Troopers say Jacob Bowlsby, 20, of Gresham, lost control of his 2003 Kia Rio and "came to a stop" in the middle of the interstate.

A southbound 1997 Honda Civic, operated by 20-year-old Salem resident Oscar Aguilar Esparza, collided with the Kia Rio.

Bowlsby was transported to the hospital, where he was declared deceased. Aguilar Esparza was also treated for injuries caused by the crash. He was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The investigation continues, police say.


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