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Marion County, OR — Motor Vehicle Crash on Ehlen Rd NE, East of Butteville Rd NE near Donald Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Marion County, OR — Auto Crash on Ehlen Rd near Butteville Rd Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Marion County, OR (August, 17) — Yesterday, Tuesday, August 16th, at approximately 6:46 am, emergency services responded to reports of a serious auto accident on Ehlen Rd NE, east of Butteville Rd NE near Donald. 

According to official reports, there were two vehicles involved; a white 1999 Ford F-150 and a gray 201/Ford F-350. Both parties were transported to an area hospital. Unfortunately, the driver of the F-150 succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the F-350 survived with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigations are still in their early stages, however, authorities were able to determine that the driver of the F-150 was headed westbound on Ehlen Rd and was in the process of making a left-hand turn into a driveway. It was at that time that the F-150 was struck by the oncoming Ford F-350, which was headed eastbound.

Our hearts go out to all of the victims and their families and we wish them all the best in dealing with this tragic accident.

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