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Deputies Investigating Serious Injury Crash (Salem) (Photo) ***Update*** - 07/13/18

The Marion County Sheriff's Office has learned that Mr. Bolen died from the injuries he sustained in yesterdays motorvehicle crash.  This is the third death involving a motorcycle in Marion County in a time span of less than 12 hours.  The summer months brings extra traffic on our roadways including motorcycles, bicycles and pedesterians.  We encourage all of our resdients and vistors to practice being an attentative driver and please watch for others.  

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Today at 9:13 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a motor vehicle crash on Cordon Road NE near State Street.  Investigators have determined that a motorcycle being ridden by Virgil Bolen, age 90 of Salem, was traveling north on Cordon Road. A southbound passenger car driven by Kaye Yocles, age 52 of Salem turned east in front of the motorcycle causing both vehicles to collide head on.   

Ms. Young was not injured in the collision and has been issued a citation for making a dangerous left hand turn.  Mr. Bolen was transported to Salem Hospital where he is being treated and expected to survive his injuries. 

There is no further information available at this time.   

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Today at 9:13 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a motor vehicle crash on Cordon Road NE near State Street.  Preliminary information is that a motorcycle was traveling north on Cordon Road when a southbound passenger car turned east in front of the motorcycle. 

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the collision, the motorcyclist was transported to Salem Hospital with life threatening injuries.  Cordon Road is closed between State Street and Auburn Road NE.  This closure is to allow specialized investigators with our CRASH Team to investigate.  It is believed the road will remain for the next hour. 

There is no further information available at this time.   

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