SALEM, Ore. — A tragic collision occurred between a dump truck and an SUV on Thursday morning, resulting in one fatality and injuries to a teenager, according to the Salem Police Department.
At approximately 8 a.m., the dump truck driver collided head-on with the SUV at the intersection of River Road and Viewcrest Drive. The impact forced the SUV backward, sending it down an embankment.
Jody Miehl, the 50-year-old driver of the SUV of Madrona Ave Salem Oregon, tragically lost their life at the scene. Meanwhile, a 13-year-old passenger was rushed to the hospital with injuries.
Our thoughts go out to the affected families during this difficult time.