SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A 35-year-old man died after losing control of his pickup truck along Detroit Lake and plunging into the water.

The Statesman Journal reports that Michael Joseph Fischer, Jr., from Salem was traveling on Highway 22E just before midnight Saturday when the pickup crossed lanes, went down a steep embankment, hit the lake and submerged into the water. The crash was witnessed by other motorists.

About three hours after the crash occurred, two Oregon State Police troopers found the submerged pickup. They hooked the end of a tow truck winch onto the pickup so it could be pulled out of the water up to the road. Fischer was found dead inside the pickup.

The crash remains under investigation.

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