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Deputies Investigating Serious Injury Crash (Aurora) ***Update*** (Photo) - 08/08/18

Today at 10:55 a.m., deputies were called to the 12000 block of Ehlen Road NE near Aurora after two vehicles crashed resulting in multiple injuries.  Marion County Deputies believe a Chevrolet SUV was traveling west behind a slow moving semi truck.  As traffic began to backup a Dodge truck further back in traffic began to pass multiple vehicles.  The SUV attempted to make a left hand turn into a driveway when the two vehicles collided.

The SUV contained six occupants who were all injured in the collision.  The driver Holly Mendoza age 33 and an 8 year old male passenger were both Life Flighted from the scene.  Jason West, age 34, Daniel Cuevas, age 37, a 15 year old girl and a 13 year old boy were all transported via ambulance.  All adults from the SUV were taken to OHSU and the children were taken to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.   

The driver of the truck Bradley Snethen, age 54 of Donald was not injured in the collision.  His passenger and wife Sandra Snethen, age 52 was taken by Ambulance to the Salem Hospital.  None of the involved medical condition is available at this time.  Ehlen Road has reopened and the investigation into the collision is ongoing.  Deputies are seeking any witnesses to the collision.  Witnesses are asked to call 503 588 5032 and reference case number 18-18659.

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Aurora Fire District, St. Paul Fire Department, Woodburn Ambulance, Life Flight and ODOT Incident Response. 

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Today at 10:55 a.m., deputies were called to the 12000 block of Ehlen Road NE near Aurora after two vehicles crashed resulting in multiple injuries.  Marion County Deputies believe an SUV was struck while making a left hand turn by a truck that was attempting to pass a long line of slow moving traffic.  Both vehicles were traveling westbound at the time of crash. 

The SUV contained six occupants who were all injured in the collision.  From the SUV an 8 year old child and the adult driver were taken to Portland Hospitals via Life Flight.  Two other adults and a 10 and 15 year old child were also taken to Portland Hospitals by ambulance. 

The driver of the truck an adult was not injured, the passenger in the truck, also an adult was taken by Ambulance to the Salem Hospital.  Ehlen Road is closed at Bents Court and Boonesferry Road NE and will remain closed while specialized investigators with our CRASH Team investigate. 

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Keizer Police Department, Aurora Fire District, St. Paul Fire Department, Woodburn Ambulance, Life Flight and ODOT Incident Response. 

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