Press release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon:
On October 13th, 2019, shortly after 1:00 pm deputies were dispatched to the report of a roll over crash involving a single vehicle in the 6900 block of 55th Ave NE. When deputies arrived, they located a Toyota Camry off of the roadway in a field. The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced as deceased at the scene.
Based upon the initial investigation and witness statements, deputies believe the driver was traveling northbound on 55th Ave NE and was unable to safely negotiate a curve, leaving the roadway and rolling the vehicle. 55th Ave NE was closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the crash was being investigated. Deputies have not determined if speed or alcohol contributed to the crash.
The identity of the driver is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this response by Marion County Fire District #1, Marion County Public Works and the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.