PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a sedan at the Silverton Road and Williams Avenue Northeast intersection just before 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Salem Police Department.
Authorities said the preliminary investigation shows the driver of a Mazda sedan, 18-year-old Caleb Johnson, was turning left from Williams Ave. onto Silverton Rd. when the car was struck by the motorcyclist, 25-year-old Jacob Oliver, on Silverton Rd.
Johnson lost control of the car and ended up in the parking lot of a nearby convenience store where he struck the back of an Audi sedan, officials said. Salem police said the Mazda then came to a stop after crashing into the store’s front doors.
Johnson, along with the Mazda’s passenger, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Oliver, the motorcyclist, was taken to a Salem hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officials said Oliver was later transferred to a Portland-area hospital where he died on Sunday.
While the investigation into the crash is ongoing, the police department says at this time, the motorcyclist’s speed is being considered as a factor.