Ore. man dead after vehicle goes into reservoir

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Associated Press

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 7 at 9:02 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Douglas County sheriff's office says a 20-year-old Winston, Ore., man is dead after his vehicle ran off a southern Oregon road and ended up in Ben Irving Reservoir.

A sheriff's spokeswoman says friends and relatives of Romey Quimby grew concerned when he didn't return after dropping off a friend. They had been looking for him for hours before the young man's father found the tire tracks leading into the reservoir early Thursday.

A sheriff's dive team and marine patrol found the vehicle in about 15 feet of water with the young man's body still in the cab. He was alone in the vehicle.

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