Aurora FD and EMS are responding to the Flying J Truck Stop. A car has crashed into the Subway Restaurant. Possible cardiac emergency.
Watch out for emergency vehicles. Avoid the scene if possible.
Press release this evening from MCSO:
April 16th, 2020, at approximately 7:00 am, a 911 call was received reporting a serious motor vehicle crash in the 13000 block of Ehlen Road NE, in northern Marion County. It was reported a motorcyclist had collided with a trailer being towed by a semi-tractor and the rider had sustained significant injuries. The motorcyclist did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the involved semi-tractor was not injured.
Investigators from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team responded to the scene. Crash scene investigators learned the semi-tractor was traveling eastbound on Ehlen Road NE while pulling two empty flat-bed trailers. The motorcyclist was also traveling eastbound and struck the back of the rear trailer at highway speeds. At the time the crash occurred, the rider was traveling directly toward the sun, which may have limited the visibility of the rider. The driver of the semi-tractor remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. No citations have been issued as a result of the collision.
The identity of the deceased motorcyclist is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.
We would like to thank the Aurora Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Marion County Public Works, Oregon Department of Transportation, and American Medical Response for their assistance.
First responders had to deal with two serious crashes today about 3 hours apart. The first, on Ehlen Road east of Dolores Way in Aurora, involved a motorcyclist and a semi-truck, and resulted in a fatality. Ehlen Road was closed while police investigated.
The second, on Marthaler Lane near Gervais, was a single car rollover accident that resulted in minor injuries.
Please remember that only essential travel is allowed in Oregon due to the health emergency. If you must travel, drive safely.
(Photos courtesy of MCSO.)
Ehlen Road Between I-5 and Hwy 551 will be closed for several hours while police investigate this morning’s fatal crash involving a semi-truck and a motorcycle. A detour is in place. Traffic congestion is occurring in the area.
Aurora FD, EMS and police are on the scene of a serious crash on Ehlen Road about 1/2 mile east of I-5. Ehlen Road is closed between Dolores Way at the Ehlen Road / I-5 interchange and Boones Ferry Road. Watch out for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion. Use an alternate route.
Aurora FD and EMS are responding to a crash on I-5 Northbound just south of the junction with the Hubbard Cutoff. Watch out for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion.