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Tuesday morning collision on McKay Road left the driver of a small SUV dead and sent two people to Salem Hospital, where they are expected to recover

MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Investigators believe the glare of the rising sun may have contributed to a person who drove into oncoming traffic on McKay Road near Donald, resulting in a four-vehicle crash that left the driver dead.

Update: The names of those involved in the crash have been released. Click here for the updated story.

One person is dead after a four-car collision near Donald Tuesday morning.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded at 7:55 a.m. to a crash on McKay Road near French Prairie Road that left the driver of a small SUV dead on the scene.

Two people were treated on the scene while two more were sent to Salem Hospital with injuries.

Deputies believe the SUV was traveling east on McKay Road when it began traveling in the westbound lane toward oncoming traffic. Investigators believe the glare from the sun may have contributed to the incident.

The SUV side swiped a large work truck, which avoided a head-on collision by steering into the eastbound lane. The SUV continued west, striking an oncoming passenger car head on. A fourth vehicle, a truck, rear ended the SUV.

The two occupants of the passenger car were transported to Salem Hospital and are expected to survive their injuries. The drivers of the two trucks were treated at the scene and released.

McKay Road is closed between French Prairie Road and Highway 219 for investigators to examine the wreckage. The sheriff's office expects the closure to last for several hours.

The Oregon State Police and the Keizer Police Department are assisting with the investigation.

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