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Update: Fatal single motor vehicle crash on Interstate 5 south of Salem - Names Released

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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.


Investigation at the scene of the crash revealed that at 3:05 p.m. the vehicle - a silver 2003 Ford pick up driven by John W. HENDERSON age 51 of Salem, Oregon 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 HENDERSON passed a slower vehicle headed in the same direction.  The Ford pickup driven by HENDERSON entered the gravel shoulder where he 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 vehicle did not enter the northbound lanes of I-5.


The driver - HENDERSON - was pronounced deceased at the scene and the passenger - Kim M. HORTON age 54 of Stayton, Oregon was taken to a local hospital. It is unknown at this time if the occupants were using safety restraints. 


The Oregon Dept. of Transportation, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson Fire Dept. and Turner Fire Dept. assist with the on scene investigation.