On October 8, 2017 at 4:41 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency responders were dispatched to a two vehicle head-on crash on 99E and Nevada Street. The crash resulted in five fatalities from one vehicle.
The preliminary investigation indicates the two vehicles involved were a northbound Landrover, driven by Favian R. Garcia (age 27 from Gervais, Oregon) and a southbound Buick Century, driven by Lisette Medrano-Perez (age 25 from Molalla). While the two vehicles were negotiating a corner, the two vehicles collided headed-on.
Lisette Medrano-Perez was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her vehicle was occupied by her four children and they were pronounced deceased at the scene as well. Their ages were: eight (male), six (male), four (female), two (female). Garcia had minor injuries and was transported to a local area hospital.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Oregon State Police was assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Kaiser Police Department, Marion County Fire District, and the Marion County District Attorney's Office.
Anyone with witness information, who has not spoken with police, please call the Oregon State Police at (800) 452-7888.
UPDATE #1 Oregon State Police confirmed there are five deceased victims in this crash. The victims are from one vehicle and once next of kin is completed we anticipate we will release more information. ###
On October 8, 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency responders were notified of two vehicle multi-fatality crash on 99E and Nevada in Marion County. This crash is one mile North of the city of Salem.
The road is currently closed for the investigation and ODOT has established a detour. Flashalert will be updated as information is available. No photos are available at tis time.