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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Aug. 4, 2014, 11:50 a.m.

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UPDATED: Sheriff's Office responds to fatal car crash on S. Molalla Forest Rd.; 2 dead, 3 injured

Please reference CCSO Case # 14-20985

UPDATE (Aug. 4, 2014) -- NAMES OF DECEASED

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office can now release the names of those involved in the Aug, 2 traffic crash that ended with a car in the Molalla River.

The driver -- Alexandra Alexandrova Samoilov, 19, of Canby -- died as a result of the crash.

The front passenger -- Marina Toran, 19, of Salem -- also died as a result of the crash.

The three rear passengers were transported to an area hospital; their conditions are unknown at this writing. They are identified as:

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. It is unknown at this writing if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

EARLIER (Aug. 3, 2014, 2:09 a.m.)

At approximately 8:05 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle traffic crash on S. Molalla Forest Rd., at about milepost 7.5 south of Molalla, Oregon.

Initial reports indicated that a passenger vehicle had traveled off the roadway, down a steep embankment, and into the Molalla River.

Upon arrival, responding deputies discovered the crashed vehicle in the Molalla River and down an approximately 100-foot embankment.

There were five occupants in the vehicle. Two of the occupants -- the driver and a passenger -- were killed as a result of the crash. The three other passengers were injured.

The cause of the deaths and extent of the passengers' injuries is unknown at this time (Aug. 3, 2014, 2:09 a.m.). However, two of the passengers were transported to Portland-area hospitals by the Life Flight Network; the third passenger was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

Investigating, deputies learned at least one passerby rendered aid to the injured passengers at the crash scene until Sheriff's Office personnel arrived.

When deputies arrived, two of them climbed down the embankment and rendered aid themselves until the injured passengers were pulled up the embankment by rescue personnel.

The water and steep embankment created a hazardous rescue operation for both the crash victims and first responders. Personnel from the Sheriff's Office's Marine Unit and Dive/Rescue Team coordinated with the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium to rescue the injured passengers using specialized equipment.

The Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium comprises personnel from the Clackamas County Sherriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District #1, Gladstone Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Estacada Rural Fire District, Canby Fire District, Sandy Fire District, and American Medical Response.

Although rescue personnel have left the scene, the crash is still being investigated by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending family notifications.

Please reference CCSO Case # 14-20985.

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