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Police determine alcohol was not a contributing factor, investigation will continue

A 5-year old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle at a large gathering on rural property south of Woodburn on Saturday, Aug. 31.

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, at 9:21 p.m., emergency responders were called to the 10600 block of Monitor-McKee Road N.E., just south of Woodburn.

When they arrived, the responders attempted to resuscitate the child, who was later pronounced as deceased at the scene.

Detectives and crash investigators were called to the scene and determined that alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor. The involved driver remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Gervais Police Department, Oregon State Police, Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney's Office, Hubbard Police Department, Mount Angel Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, Willamette Valley Communications Center, METCOM 911 and Crisis Chaplaincy Services.


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