Marion County, Ore. – On June 15, 2018 at approximately 6:26 PM Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle injury crash on Hwy 99E near milepost 43 in Marion County.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Dodge van was slowing to make a left turn when it was rear ended by a 2018 Nissan. The van was pushed into the ditch, rolled onto its side, and caught fire.
The six passengers and the operator were able to escape the van through broken windows before it became engulfed in flames. All occupants received what are believed to be minor injuries and were not transported to the hospital.
The operator of the Nissan was transported to the hospital where she was cited and released for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Driving while Suspended.