Driver crashes into Salem homeless camp, killing 4


SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A driver crashed their car into a homeless encampment in Salem, Oregon, killing four people and injuring three others, including the driver.

Police arrested 24-year-old Enrique Rodriguez Jr. Sunday evening.

Rodriguez was charged with four counts of first-degree manslaughter among other charges.

Authorities said the Salem Police Traffic Team believes “alcohol may have been a contributing factor.”

Police in Salem say the crash was reported at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Two people died at the scene and four people from the encampment were taken to Salem Health with life-threatening injuries. Two of them died.

Officials have not released the conditions of those who remain hospitalized.


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