PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Four separate crashes took the lives of 5 people from Salem, Woodburn and Keizer along Oregon highways Saturday and early Sunday, the Oregon State Police said.
The crashes happened in the span of about 12 hours, two of them on Highway 22.
— Alexander Shumilov of Salem died around 4 p.m Saturday when he lost control of his Volkswagen Jetta, slid off the south side of Highway 22 west of Santiam Junction, hit a tree and rolled over. The 31-year-old died at the scene.
— In Polk County around 10 p.m., the driver of another Volkswagen Jetta drifted over the center median on Highway 22. The Jetta rolled over, killing a 49-year-old woman from Keizer. Her name has not yet been released.
— Around 6:40 p.m. Saturday, 2 cars collided on Highway 18, killing two 20-year-olds from Woodburn. The 42-year-old driver of a Honda Civic didn’t handle a corner on the wet roads and slid into an oncoming Kia.
The driver, Maricela Trujillo, suffered critical injuries. Her passengers, Sarah Trujillo and Rebecca Amador, both died at the scene. The Kia’s driver, 23-year-old Douglas Bender from Milwaukie, was not hurt. But 2 of his passengers were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.
— The driver of a Ford Explorer, Anthony Q. Webber, lost control on the off-ramp from I-5 onto Highway 42, rolled onto the highway and went airborne. The Explorer hit an oncoming semi-truck, killing Weber. The Roseburg resident was 31. The truck driver suffered minor injuries.
OSP and other agencies continue to investigate each crash.