January 19 2018
Deputies have reopened Silverton road after this morning's fatal motor vehicle crash. Investigators believe that the driver in this morning's crash was east bound on Silverton Road when the vehicle left the roadway. It appears the driver attempted to correct the vehicle after it left the roadway but was unable to do so, causing the Jeep he was driving to rollover.
In all the crash scene was over 650' long and the driver was ejected from the car, killing him instantly. The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, has been identified but is not being named until next of kin can be notified. Investigators do believe speed was a factor in the crash.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies are currently on scene and investigating a fatal, single occupant, single vehicle crash, on Silverton Road NE and 76th Avenue NE, near Salem. Silverton Road will be closed for the next few hours and drivers are asked to seek alternate routes.