Crash kills 1, injures 3 north of Madras; alcohol believed to be involved


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.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

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