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Fatal crash on Cordon Rd; Deputies investigating**Correction Update 4** (Photo) - 12/05/19

Correction, the name of the 3rd victim is Diego Lucas Felipe.

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On November 29th, 2019, the Marion County Sheriff's Office responde to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Sunnyview Road NE and Cordon Road NE which resulted in 3 fatalities.  The names of two of the deceased passengers were previously released.  The third passenger has been identified as Lucas Felipe Diego, an 18 year-old male.

The investigation into the crash is on going, no additional details are available at this time.

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On November 29th, 2019, deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision involving 2 vehicles at the intersection of Sunnyview Road NE and Cordon Road NE.  Tragically, 3 people were pronounced as deceased at the scene.  One of the involved vehicles, a Chevrolet passenger van, was transporting a group of Christmas tree workers who are from Guatemala.  Between the two vehicles, there were a total of 14 occupants ranging in ages from 14 years-old to 64 years-old. 

Andres Alonzo-Canil, a 41 year-old man, and Miguel Alonzo-Lucas, a 39 year-old man, have been identified as two of the passengers from the van who died in the collision.  Deputies are still working to confirm the identity of the third deceased passenger from the van.  Three other passengers from the van are still in area hospitals, one of which remains in critical condition.

The drivers involved in the collision have been cooperative with investigators.  Pablo Gaspar-Ezequiel, 35, has been identified as the driver of the Chevrolet passenger van.  The driver of the F-350 has been identified as Cory Kudna, 18.

Investigators from the Marion County CRASH Team are continuing to investigate the events leading up to the collision.  Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to and reviewed by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this incident by several agencies, including the Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Marion County Fire District #1, Marion County Public Works, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Falck Ambulance, Woodburn Fire District, and Crisis Chaplaincy Services.

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    At approximately 7:23 pm on November 29th, 2019, deputies were dispatched to the report of a serious injury motor vehicle collision on Cordon Road NE near Sunnyview RD NE.  When emergency services arrived at the crash, they found a collision involving a Ford F-350 and a Chevy passenger van.

A total of 13 patients were discovered in the van.  Of the 13 patients, 3 were pronounced as deceased at the scene, 2 are in critical condition. There was one occupant in the Ford F-350 who was transported to the hospital for injuries. 

              Investigators from the Marion County CRASH team responded to the scene and conducted a preliminary investigation into the crash.  The initial investigation indicates the driver of the F-350 was traveling westbound on Sunnyview Road NE prior to the crash.  The Chevrolet passenger van was traveling eastbound and made a left hand turn in front of the F-350, which resulted in the collision.  Additional investigation will be conducted over the coming days.  Both drivers involved in the collision are cooperating with investigators.

              This is an ongoing investigation, no additional information regarding the events leading up to the crash are available for release at this time.  The identities of the deceased passengers will be released after next of kin have been notified.

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At approximately 7:23 pm on November 29th, 2019, deputies were dispatched to the report of a head on collision on Cordon Road NE near Sunnyview RD NE. The crash involved a Ford F-350 and a Chevy passenger van.

Three fatalities were reported as a result of the crash. At least three other occupants were transported to area hospitals for their injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation and identities are not being released pending notification of the next of kin.

At this time Cordon Rd will be blocked at Sunnyview Rd and Swegle Rd. with the help of Marion County Public works until investigations are completed. At this time crews are hoping to have all roads opened by approximately 1 am.

Marion County Deputies were assisted by Salem Police Department, Marion County Fire Department, Marion County Public Works and the Marion County District Attorney’s Office

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