Beaverton High School student, 17, dies in Salem crash, others injured

Alberto Rodriguez Chavez. (Family photo via Beaverton School District)

The teenage passenger killed in a crash in Southeast Salem has been identified as a 17-year-old from Beaverton.

Reports came in about 4:15 a.m. Saturday for a crash in the 6600 block of Fairway Avenue Southeast. First responders arrived to find that a driver had crashed into a tree.

The driver and three passengers were taken to the hospital.

The fourth passenger, identified Monday as Alberto Rodriguez Chavez, 17, of Beaverton, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a senior at Beaverton High School.

"We will have support available, when school resumes after Spring Break to address the inevitable grieving of our students and staff," Principal Anne Erwin said in a statement. "The District’s Tragedy Response Team will be on campus on Monday, April 1st all day to help our school community through the grieving process."

She said other students from the high school and district were involved in the crash. Police have not released their names.

Erwin said a memorial service has not yet been set, but she'll keep the community posted.

Those involved in the crash were between 14 and 17 years old.

It appears speed was a factor.

At this point, no one has been charged in connection with the crash.

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