Fatal Car Crash Closes River Road South of Salem
Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
The deceased passenger has been identified as Melissa Hunt, 23, of Monmouth. The driver and surviving passenger sustained what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries during the crash.
Investigators from the Marion County Sheriff's Office CRASH team were called to the scene. The preliminary investigation revealed the Dodge Neon had been traveling southbound on River Road S prior to leaving the roadway, speed is believed to have been a contributing factor to the crash.
This is an ongoing investigation; no additional information is available for release at this time.