One dead, five injured in Linn Co. crash

HALSEY, Ore. -- One man died and five more people were injured in a car crash Saturday afternoon when a car ran a stop sign while trying to cross Highway 99E in Linn County, state police said.

The crash happened at around 1:40 p.m. Saturday when Jon Nelson, 56 of Salem, didn't stop his Toyota Camry at the intersection of Lake Creek Lane while crossing Highway 99E, according to police.

After the Camry crossed the northbound lane, a 4-door Dodge sedan that was headed south struck the Camry on the passenger side. Both cars ended up in the ditch after the crash.

Emergency crews said the passenger sitting in the front of the Camry, 70-year-old Leopoldo Clemente of Salem, died at the scene.

Nelson and the two passengers sitting in the back seat, identified as Prima Nelson, 46, and Maxima Clemente, 69, were all taken to a hospital.

The driver and passenger of the Dodge, John Saw, 74, and Donna Saw, 73, both of Albany, were taken to a Corvallis hospital.

Crash investigators said all six people were wearing seat belts when the cars crashed.