One Dead After Crash in Unincorporated Molalla

Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/28/18 

At 12:49 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls about a traffic crash near the 12000 block of S Dart Rd. in unincorporated Molalla.

Callers reported that a vehicle had left the roadway and rolled several times before coming to a rest. Callers informed dispatchers that the three occupants of the vehicle all appeared to be seriously injured.

Over the next several minutes, multiple Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at the scene and -- with the help of the Molalla Police Department, and the Molalla Fire District -- triaged the patients.

One of the passengers, a 20 year old female from Michigan, was pronounced deceased on-scene. The driver, an 18 year old male from Molalla, as well as the other passenger, a 21 year old male from Molalla, were both rushed to Portland-area hospitals due to their injuries.

At this writing (May 28, 2018, 7:32 p.m.), the two male patients are currently at local hospitals, where they are being treated for their injuries.

All of the individuals involved have been positively identified, but their identities are being withheld until all of family notifications have been completed.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) responded to the crash scene and is actively conducting their investigation.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation -- but initial reports indicate that speed may have been a contributing factor.

The Sheriff's Office thanks the good samaritans who stopped to help deliver medical aid to those involved until first responders arrived. The Sheriff's Office would also like to thank Molalla Fire District, and the Molalla Police Department for their outstanding response to the crash scene.

The Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public to drive carefully and responsibly this holiday weekend.