6500 block 22nd Ave, Marion County | 15 April 2012

Marion County Deputies were called to the scene of a motor vehicle crash into a home early Saturday morning, April 14th.

Deputies Nick Hunter and Brian Dunkin arrived in the 6500 block of 22nd Avenue, northwest of Keizer at about 1:15am, to find a 1999 Honda crashed into the front of the house.

The homeowner reported hearing a car approaching on Niagra, near 22nd Avenue. The car failed to negotiate the curve in the road, crashed through a fence, traveled 200′ across a large field, sideswiped a tree, then hit the corner of the residence before impacting the front porch and coming to rest. He ran to assist, but was unable to get the occupants out of the car. Damage to both the vehicle and house was significant.

Marion County Fire District and Keizer Fire Department Medics responded to assist in extricating three occupants of the vehicle. All three were transported to the Salem Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. The front seat airbags deployed, but none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the car was identified as Jesse Fordyce, 24, of Keizer. He is still at the hospital and deputies have been unable to obtain his statement.

The front seat passenger was Allison Hyer, 21, of Silverton. The rear seat passenger was identified as James Horvath, 19. Both were treated at the Salem Hospital.

The owner of the car, who was not in the car at the time of the crash, told deputies that the occupants were attending a family party at a home on 22nd Avenue. His is Allison Hyer’s brother. He told deputies he didn’t know why his sister left in the car, but assumed it was to make a “beer run”.

Deputy Nick Hunter learned that the combined blood alcohol content of the three occupants was .71%; enough to render almost nine people legally under the influence of alcohol. Fordyce was .27%, Hyer was .23%, and Horvath was .21%.

The investigation will be completed when deputies are able to take a statement from Fordyce. At that time, the cause will be determined and Fordyce will likely face criminal charges for his driving actions.

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