MONMOUTH — A single-vehicle crash west of Monmouth on Saturday claimed the life of one woman and injured three other people.
At 6:53 a.m. on Saturday, a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Triston Ferguson, 21, of Salem, was traveling east on Highway 194 about three miles west of Monmouth. Ferguson attempted to negotiate a curve, but left the roadway on the south side, spun out of control and rolled over several times onto a field on the north side of the highway.
Several residents heard the crash and assisted with first aid of the injured.
Catherine Bartlett-Twete, 20, of Salem, was partially ejected during the crash, sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Passenger Kayla Lane, 19, of Salem, sustained moderate injury and was transported by ambulance to the Salem Hospital. Passenger Kodi Cooper, 21, of Salem, was critically injured and transported by helicopter to the Salem Hospital. Furgeson sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the Salem Hospital by ambulance.
The crash is under investigation by Oregon State Police. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who was with the occupants prior to the crash, contact troopers at the Salem Area Command: 503-375-3555. Senior Trooper Jay Davis and recruit Kevin Ely are the primary investigators.
Polk County Fire District No. 1, Polk County Attorney’s Office, Marion-Polk Medical Examiner’s Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation also responded at the scene.