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Double fatal crash in Salem leads to DUI, manslaughter arrest

A Hubbard man driving a pickup truck and pulling an occupied horse trailer struck a motorcycle, killing both of its riders early Sunday morning.

Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, 39, was driving westbound on Mission Street SE after midnight when he ran a red light and crashed into a motorcyclist turning eastbound onto Highway 22 from the Interstate 5 off-ramp, Salem police said.

The force of the collision threw both riders from the motorcycle and lodged it under the truck, causing both vehicles to catch fire.

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