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CULVER, OR -- A Culver man was killed during a police pursuit, Friday night. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy attempted to pull over vehicle for erratic driving. But, it sped out of Culver, reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour.
 
Eventually, the driver lost control and crashed into a tree, near Southwest Imo Lane. 

Deputies say the driver, 33-year-old Derek Mach was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. He had an outstanding warrant, and investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
 
His passenger, 20-year-old Emilio Lucero of Bend was taken by Life Flight to St. Charles Bend with serious injuries. He has since been released from the hospital.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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