Time: Around 5:00 P.M.
Location: Salem, Oregon
Vehicle(s) Involved: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Sentra
"(SALEM, Ore.) - A head-on motor vehicle crash sent one driver to the hospital by helicopter earlier this evening. Marion County Deputies responded to a call received at 5:07pm and located the crash in the 18000 block of Fobert Road NE, between Hubbard and Aurora.
Investigation revealed that eighteen-year-old Ian L. Beyers , of Canby was traveling southbound in his 1994 Jeep Cherokee when he lost control of his car as it started up an incline on the gravel road. His vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and crashed head-on into a 1996 Nissan Sentra being driven by Alisha Fuzi, 23 of Newburg.
Ms. Fuzi was flown by helicopter to the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland. Her injuries were lessened by her seatbelt and the driver's airbag that deployed on impact, but we have no official report on her condition. Any further medical report will only be released by the hospital upon the approval of Ms. Fuzi or her family.
Mr. Beyers, and his passenger, Walter Zebnitski, 19 were uninjured.The Marion County Traffic Safety Crash team was called to the scene to assist. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
UPDATE: Following the investigation by the MCSO Traffic Safety Team, Ian Beyers was charged with driving while Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Assault 3."