The Sheriff's Office CRASH Team has cleared the scene and the roads are now
open. The CRASH is still under investigation but the driver of the Black Ford
Explorer, a 16 year old male from Salem, has been lodged at the Marion County
Juvinile Detention Center on charges of Assault 2, Reckless Driving and Felony
Hit and Run.
The passenger of the Black Ford Explorer is also a 16 year old male from
Salem and he has been transfered to a Portland Hospital with serious injuries.
We will not be releasing either of the 16 year olds names or giving further
The Black Explorer was traveling at a speed and manner that was reckless east
on Marht Av SE and ran into the Black Toyota as well as two other parked cars.
The exact speed is unknown at this time but will be determined later by the
CRASH Team. The driver of the Toyota has been identified as 26 year old Josue
Amezquita Fonseca of Salem. Mr Amezquita Fonseca was taken to the Salem
Hospital by family with minor injuries.
No further details are available at this time.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash involving several
vehicles near Elma Av SE and Marht Av SE in Salem. Deputies responded to the
call at 4:51 AM and arrived within 5 minutes of the call to find one vehicle
with significant damage in the yard of a residence and two other vehicles
The details as to what exactly occurred are still under investigation but
initial information is the black Ford Explorer (pictured) was traveling east on
Marht, went through the intersection at Elma and collided with a black Toyota
pickup. It appears there were two people in the Ford and one person in the
Toyota. The Marion County Sheriff's Office CRASH Team is on scene assisting
deputies. One person involved in the crash, a 16 year old male, was transported
by ambulance to Salem Hospital with significant and potentially life threatening
injuries. The driver of one of the vehicles was contacted away from the crash
scene a short time after deputies arrived.
Deputies believe speed was at least partially at cause of the accident. The
CRASH Team will be on scene for several more hours which will create delays in
and around the accident scene until they have completed the investigation. The
Sheriff's Office is asking commuters to avoid this are for the next several
No names will be released at this time until family members have been
notified. This release will be updated once the CRASH Team is able to determine