Young mom, older man die in Marion County crash

Marion County
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A head-on crash between a Lexus and a Ford Explorer in northern Marion County killed both drivers and injured a 4-year-old boy early Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. on McKay Road NE near Case Road NE, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. The Lexus driver, Jessica Griego, 34, of Oregon City, crossed the center line and slammed into the oncoming Explorer.

Griego died at the scene, as did the Explorer’s driver, Martin Johnson, 65, of Willamina. Griego’s son was injured and taken to a Portland hospital for treatment. Authorities said the boy is in good condition.

Witnesses told investigators Griego’s Lexus R350 was headed west when it crossed the center line. Investigators said it’s unclear at this time if speed or alcohol were factors.

Authorities continue to look into what exactly happened.

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