Driver killed after car goes airborne, hits tree

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- A 48-year-old Albany man has died after he lost control of his car and struck a tree.

KVAL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/p7Mfmo) that Albert Soto Jr., was driving north on Clover Ridge Road when his 1998 Dodge Avenger left the road, went through a ditch and became airborne before striking a tree and coming to rest upside-down.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash.

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Information from: KVAL-TV, http://www.kval.com/