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Alexander Haluk, 26, was ejected from a vehicle traveling along Interstate 5 Sunday near Eugene.

A Sherwood man died Sunday morning, Sept. 5, and two people were seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover south of the Coburg interchange on Interstate 5.

Oregon State Police reported that the incident occurred at 8:15 a.m. when Kristan Birni, 26, of Portland, apparently fell asleep and her southbound Toyota Tacoma veered onto the shoulder of Interstate 5, where it struck a sign. The vehicle then rolled several times before coming to rest in the southbound lane.

Police said the rear-seat passenger of the Tacoma, Alexander Haluk, 26, of Sherwood, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both Birni and her front-seat passenger, Patrick Dorme, 33, of Portland, were wearing seat belts and suffered serious injuries. They were taken to Springfield's Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Oregon State Police stated that toxicology tests at the hospital and in-person observations determined that impairment wasn't a contributing factor in the crash.


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