One person died and three people were injured Tuesday in a crash north of Madras, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Undersheriff Mark Heckathorn said the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on Northwest Columbia Drive near Fir Lane.
Four people were in the vehicle when it ran off the road, crashed into a power pole and landed on its top in a field, he said.
Three of the four people were taken to St. Charles in Redmond. A fourth person in the vehicle died at the scene.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, Heckathorn said.
Oregon State Police are reconstructing the crash scene and assisting in the investigation is the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.