On October 8, 2017 at approximately 4:41 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency responders were dispatched to a two vehicle head-on crash on 99E and Nevada Street about a mile north of Salem. The crash resulted in five fatalities from one vehicle.
The preliminary investigation indicates the two vehicles involved were a northbound Landrover, driven by 27-year-old Favian Garcia, from Gervais, and a southbound Buick Century, driven by 25-year-old Lisette Medrano-Perez, from Molalla.
While the two vehicles were negotiating a corner, the two vehicles collided headed-on.
Lisette Medrano-Perez was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her vehicle was occupied by her four children and they were pronounced deceased at the scene as well. Their ages were: eight, six, four, and two (female.
Garcia had minor injuries and was transported to a local area hospital. He's been charged with five counts of Manslaughter, Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Suspended.