Seven people were injured in a crash Wednesday morning in the 12000 block of Ehlen Road NE near Aurora.
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, 54-year-old Bradley Snethen of Donald, was not injured in the collision. His passenger and wife, 52-year-old Sandra Snethen, was taken by Ambulance to the Salem Hospital.
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.