1 killed, 2 injured after car veers down embankment


Speed was likely a contributing factor in the crash

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One young woman was killed and two other people were injured in a serious crash crash in Marion County on Sunday night.

The crash occurred on South River Road near South Vitae Springs Road shortly before 9:45 p.m., according to police. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a silver Dodge with three people inside had veered off the roadway and down an embankment.

One passenger, identified as 23-year-old Melissa Hunt of Monmouth, died at the scene. The two other occupants were sent to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Their names have not yet been released.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation revealed speed was likely a contributing factor in the crash.

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