Silverton man dies in Hwy. 214 wreck

February 2023 Posted in News

A Silverton man died following a three-vehicle collision on Hwy. 214 between Silverton and Mount Angel on Jan. 11.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP), Diceon Macias, 19, of Salem, was operating a Honda Civic on Downs Road NE around 9:40 a.m. when he entered Hwy. 214 in an attempt to cross the road. 

Mitchell Daniel Kuenzi, 23, of Silverton, was driving a Ford Taurus southbound on Hwy. 214 and was struck by the Honda, with the Ford entering the oncoming lane and striking a Jeep Gladiator operated by James Nosen, 68, of Woodburn.

Kuenzi was declared deceased at the scene. Macias and Nosen received medical evaluations and treatment.

The road was closed for around four hours as authorities responded to the scene. OSP was assisted by Mt. Angel Fire District, Silverton Fire District, Silverton Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

– Stephen Floyd

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