A Westport man died on Sunday after his car left U.S. Highway 30 near Tongue Point and struck a tree.

Oregon State Police determined James Olson, 25, was traveling east when his Volkswagen left the road for an undetermined reason, rolled on a steep embankment and struck a tree. Olson died at the scene.

The crash briefly closed Highway 30.

James Olson crash

James Olson, 25, of Westport, died Sunday after his car left Highway 30 and struck a tree.

Edward Stratton is a reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 971-704-1719 or estratton@dailyastorian.com.

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