3 teens killed in suspected drunken driving crash in Salem
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say three teenagers were killed in Salem when their car was hit by an intoxicated motorist who sped through a red light.
The Salem Police Department says officers and fire crews responded to the collision at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police say initial investigation shows a man driving a Jeep ran the red light and collided with a car carrying three teens.
Police say 19-year-old Trinity Watt of Salem, 19-year-old Madison Capobianco of Salem, and 18-year-old Makayla Tryon of Keizer, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Juan C. Rodriguez Palacios remained at the scene with his passenger and both were taken to a hospital. Police say Rodriguez Palacios’ blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit when tested.
He was arrested on manslaughter and other charges.
It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.