Boy, 8, killed in rollover crash on I-5

Boy, 8, killed in rollover crash on I-5
Photo by Oregon State Police.

ALBANY, Ore. – An 8-year-old boy was killed and his 13-year-old brother was seriously injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 5 Sunday night.

It happened in the Albany area just before 7 p.m.

State police said Willevaldo Guzman-Cruz, 53, was driving north on I-5 with his wife and four children when their Dodge Durango traveled onto the center median and rolled several times before coming to rest on its side in the southbound lanes.

8-year-old Yonic Guzman-Arango was thrown from the SUV during the crash. Police said he died at the scene.

13-year-old Mateo Guzman was seriously injured. He was taken to a hospital in Corvallis, Ore.

Police said the four other family members were injured in the crash, but none was taken to a hospital.

The survivors were all wearing seatbelts, but it's unclear if Yonic Guzman-Arango was wearing one, police said.

Police are investigating a possible tire malfunction as the cause of the crash.