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3 teens killed in suspected DUII crash in Salem

Police say drunk motorist sped through red light

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Police say three teenagers were killed in Salem when their car was hit by an intoxicated motorist who sped through a red light.
 
The Salem Police Department says officers and fire crews responded to the collision at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
 
Police say initial investigation shows a man driving a Jeep ran the red light and collided with a car carrying three teens.
 
Police say 19-year-old Trinity Watt of Salem, 19-year-old Madison Capobianco of Salem and 18-year-old Makayla Tryon of Keizer were pronounced dead at the scene.
 
Police say Juan C. Rodriguez Palacios remained at the scene with his passenger and both were taken to a hospital. Police say Rodriguez Palacios' blood alcohol content was three times the .08 legal limit when tested.
 
He was arrested on manslaughter and other charges.
 
It wasn't immediately known if he has a lawyer.


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