An unidentified person died in a two-vehicle crash on Marquam Road NE near Meridian Road NE, east of Mount Angel, shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.
The crash involved six people, two in a Volvo and four in a Chevrolet Silverado. The passenger in the Volvo was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. None of the four people in the Silverado sustained serious injuries.
Police say that their initial investigation indicates the driver of the Volvo pulled out in front of the Chevrolet Silverado, which was traveling northbound on Meridian Road. Investigators have not ruled out driver impairment as a contributing factor to the crash, but no determination regarding criminal charges has been made at this time.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Mount Angel Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Mount Angel Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office and Marion County Public Works.