5-Year-Old Dies after Being Struck by Vehicle in North Marion County

A 5-year-old boy died Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle on Monitor-McKee Road NE in rural north Marion County south of Woodburn.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the 911 call at approximately 9:21 p.m. Saturday. The boy had reportedly been struck by a vehicle while at a “large gathering” on a rural property in the 10600 block of Monitor-McKee.

When emergency responders arrived, they attempted to resuscitate the child, but tragically, he was pronounced as deceased at the scene.

The involved driver remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. At this time, it does not appear as if alcohol was a contributing factor, detectives said.

The MCSO was assisted by the Gervais Police Department, Oregon State Police, Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Hubbard Police Department, Mt. Angel Fire District, Woodburn Ambulance, Willamette Valley Communications Center, METCOM 911 and Crisis Chaplaincy Services.

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