Deputies believe that speeding may have contributed to the deaths of three people involved in a single-vehicle crash in Sandy, Oregon early Saturday morning.
According to a news release issued by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the resident of 45904 SE Marmont Road was awaked shortly before 2:30 a.m., June 9, when he thought his barn was on fire.
Investigating the fire, he found a fully engulfed Ford F150 pickup that had crashed into a large fence post after failing to negotiate a corner.
Three persons were trapped in the pickup and died. The Medical Examiner and investigators are attempting to identify the victims by using dental records and other investigatory methods, as well as determine if they died from the impact or the fire.
It was not known if alcohol was involved at the time of the news release.