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The investigation into the cause of a single motor
vehicle crash, which resulted in the death of the vehicle's driver and the
critical injury to the passenger along Interstate 5 northbound at MP 248 in
Marion County, Oregon is continuing.
Next of kin notification for the deceased is pending.
Investigation at the scene of the crash revealed that at
3:05 p.m. the vehicle - a silver 2003 Ford pick up driven by the decedent - was
originally southbound on Enchanted Way (a State Highway, which is adjacent to
the northbound lanes of Interstate 5) at a high rate of speed, when the driver
of the Ford pickup passed a slower vehicle headed in the same direction. The Ford pickup driven by the decedent
entered the gravel shoulder where the driver lost control and entered the grass
median between Enchanted Way and I-5. Here the vehicle rolled several times
before it came to rest against the general concrete barrier next to the
northbound lanes of I-5.
The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene and the
passenger was taken to a local hospital. It is unknown at this time if the
occupants were using safety restraints.
Upon completion of the next of kin notification, the
identities of the driver and passenger will be released.