UPDATE: Croisan Creek Road still partly closed after fatal crash

South Croisan Creek Road remained closed between Heath Street and Mockingbird Drive as of 4 p.m. Monday while police investigate a collision and Portland General Electric crews repair broken power lines. Street access is available to residents of the area.

A PGE map showed no power outages in the area shortly after 5 p.m.

The fatal collision Monday morning was the 12th this year in Salem, the Salem Police Department said in a news release.

Original story below:

A fatal collision knocked down power lines in southwest Salem Monday morning, shutting off power for nearly 300 homes.

The collision occurred at the intersection of South Croisan Creek Road and South Roberta Avenue, near Nelson City Park, the Salem Police Department said on X Monday morning.

The agency said that a single-vehicle collision resulted in one death but provided no details about the incident.

The power outage was impacting 284 homes and businesses shortly after 10 a.m., according to Portland General Electric’s outage map.

Croisan Creek Road is closed between Heath Street and Mockingbird Drive, and Roberta Avenue is closed between Balm Street and Croisan Creek while police investigate the collision.

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.