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UPDATE: St. Paul Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the drivers and passenger in this fatal collision.

Fatal Crash
The two occupants of the pickup truck and the single occupant of the box van died on scene. Photo: MCSO

(ST PAUL, Ore.) - The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the drivers and passenger in last week’s fatal collision on McKay Road NE.

Investigators believe 26-year old Jorge Valdez-Espinoza, of Newberg was driving his Chevy truck west on McKay Road at a high rate of speed when he collided with an eastbound box van, killing Valdez-Espinoza instantly.

The crash also killed the driver of the box van, 33-year old Joseph Ensign-Lewis, of Portland, as well as the passenger in the Chevy truck, 21-year old Leonel Sanchez-Jaimes, of Salem.

This tragic incident is a reminder for all drivers to please slow down and obey the rules of the road for the safety of all of Marion County’s residents and visitors. (UPDATED 4/4/19)

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Saturday afternoon (March 30, 2019) about 3:18, a passerby came upon the two vehicle crash after it had occurred and called 911. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash on McKay Road NE, east of Highway 219 near St. Paul.

Sadly, 3 people were found dead in the wreckage, there were no survivors.

Crash investigators have determined that a pickup truck was driving west on McKay Road when it left the roadway, came back onto the roadway and struck an eastbound box van. Speed is believed to be a primary factor in the crash.

The two occupants of the pickup truck and the single occupant of the box van died on scene.

The Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any information regarding the deceased individuals until their next of kin have been notified. That time frame is not yet known.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call MCSO at 503 588 5032.

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Newberg Dundee Police, Oregon State Police, ODOT and the St. Paul Fire District.

Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office

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