Silverton Road NE was closed for several hours between Salem and Silverton Friday morning following a two-vehicle rollover crash that left several people injured, one seriously.
When emergency crews and Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on the scene in the 8100 block of Silverton Road, they determined one passenger was still trapped in one of the involved vehicles, a Toyota Prius. Silverton Fire personnel worked to extricate the passenger from the Prius, who was later transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Prius was not injured.
The other involved vehicle, a Volkswagon Jetta, had two occupants in it at the time of the crash. Both the driver and passenger were transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
The initial investigation at the scene indicates both involved vehicles were westbound on Silverton Road prior to the collision. The driver of the Volkswagen Jetta is reported to have slowed down to make a left turn onto 81st Ave NE and was struck by the Toyota Prius. Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash.
Silverton Road was fully reopened to traffic shortly before 11:30 am. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this incident by Silverton Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, Marion County Fire District No. 1 and Life Flight.