Scappoose man dies after crashing into power pole

Jud Nelson, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene

A 51-year-old Scappoose man died after crashing into a power pole, March 31, 2016. (WCSO)

SCAPPOOSE, Ore. (KOIN) — A 51-year-old Scappoose man died after crashing into a power pole Thursday afternoon, deputies said.

The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. at SW River Road south of SW Rosedale Road, Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

When deputies arrived, they reportedly found Jud Nelson’s 2003 GMC Denali on its side in a field south of SW River Road. Investigators determined Nelson drove off the right side of the road, struck a power pole and rolled over.

Nelson was reportedly alone in the car at the time of the crash.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators could not immediately determine why he left the roadway.

SW River Road was closed for approximately 3 hours for an investigation.

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