PHILOMATH, Ore. (AP) -- A 19-year-old community college student from Oakland has died after he apparently hit a tree while riding an all-terrain vehicle in Philomath in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Benton County sheriff's Capt. Greg Ridler said Shaquille Sayles was visiting friends Tuesday night and early Wednesday and had gone riding ATVs with one friend about 4 a.m. The two got separated and Sayles was later found seriously injured. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Ridler said deputies are investigating the crash but believe alcohol was a factor.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times says Sayles was enrolled in Linn Benton Community College and was believed to be living in Albany, Ore.




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