Police ID couple killed in motorcycle crash involving horse trailer in Salem
SALEM, Ore. – Police identified the motorcycle riders who were killed by a suspected DUII driver on Highway 22 early Sunday morning.
Initial reports state Eduardo de la Lima Vargas was towing a horse trailer in his pickup when he ran a red light and hit a motorcycle carrying Logan and Jessica Wilson, ages 34 and 32, as they were making a lefthand turn onto the highway.
The Wilsons were taken to the hospital and were later pronounced deceased.
The motorcycle ended up underneath the pickup, and both vehicles caught fire. Emergency responders managed to get the horse out of the trailer. It is unhurt and staying with Polk County Search & Rescue for the time being.
According to investigators, Lima Vargas had a blood-alcohol content of .10 percent, which is above the legal limit.
The 39-year-old was booked into the Marion County Jail on two counts of manslaughter, reckless endangering, reckless driving, and DUII.
Family and friends created a GoFundMe account to help the Wilson's three children who lost their parents. If you'd like to donate, click here.