We have corrected the number of fatalities. An earlier version incorrectly stated two individuals have died.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. this morning, March 27, 2022, emergency responders from the Salem Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash into a homeless encampment in the area of Front and Division Streets NE.
Two individuals died at the scene. Four people from the encampment were transported to Salem Health with life-threatening injuries, two of whom later died at the hospital.
The driver of the involved vehicle was also transported by ambulance.
Front St is closed between Union and D Streets. Division St is closed between Union and Commercial. Expect these closures to remain in place for the next several hours as the Salem Police Traffic Team investigates the incident.
No names of any of the individuals involved are being released at this time. Additional information will be released when available.
Courtesy of Salem Police