A 26-year-old Madras man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single-car crash near Highway 26.
According to Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins, the crash happened just after 3 p.m. five miles north of Madras and a half mile west of Highway 26.
Adkins said Jose Torres Ramos, 26, of Madras was driving a 2001 Subaru wagon eastbound on Elm Lane at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons the car drifted onto the right shoulder of Elm Lane before Ramos overcorrected, causing the car to veer left off the north side of Elm Lane and rolling several times in an alfalfa field.
An ambulance crew and fire department were first on the scene and provided care to the Ramos, who was alone in the car.
Officials say Ramos was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle. Air Life was called to the scene, but Ramos died before being taken to the hospital.
Photo courtesy Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins