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SALEM One person is dead and five others injured in a three-vehicle crash in Marion County Saturday, deputies said.

The crash happened just before noon in the 5700 block of Silverton Road NE, which closed the road between Lardon Road NE and 64th Avenue NE, said Sgt. Chris Baldridge with the Marion County Sheriff s Office.

Investigators determined that Valorie Johnson and her passenger Dorothy Dahl of Silverton were headed west on Silverton Road. At the same time, John and Tara Batch were stopped facing east on the road about to turn into a fruit stand when they were hit from behind by Kirk Peter and his passenger Meredith Barnes in their Toyota Tacoma, Baldridge said.

The Batchs' car was propelled into oncoming traffic, hitting the Toyota Prius and killing 92-year-old Dahl, Baldridge said.


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