Deputies: Driver killed in single-car crash near Jefferson ident - KPTV - FOX 12

Deputies: Driver killed in single-car crash near Jefferson identified

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MARION COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Deputies have identified the driver involved in Friday's fatal single-car crash near Jefferson, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Initial investigation shows that the driver, Michael Vanwoert, 19, of Gervais, was going northeast on Jefferson Scio Drive when the car left the roadway and hit a tree head-on, killing him instantly.

One lane of Jefferson Scio Drive was closed for a short time as crews investigated according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.

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