Passenger killed, driver injured in crash near Mt. Angel

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The victim has not been identified

The scene of a fatal crash in Marion County near Mt. Angel. May 3, 2020 (Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The passenger of a Volvo was killed in crash in Marion County Sunday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office.

The fatal crash happened on Marquam Road NE and Meridian Road NE near Mt. Angel. While the investigation is still active, authorities said preliminary information indicated that the crash happened when the driver of the Volvo, going east on Marquam Rd, pulled out in front of a Chevrolet Silverado that was driving north on Meridian Rd at the time.

The passenger in the Volvo was declared dead at the scene, said the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the driver was sent to the hospital for evaluation. The victim’s identity has not been released.

None of the four people who were in the Chevrolet were seriously injured in the crash.

According to the sheriff’s office, investigators have “not ruled out driver impairment as a contributing factor to the crash.”

The intersection of Marquam and Meridian was closed to traffic for approximately four hours as authorities investigated the crash.

This is a developing story.

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