Portland, OR – Matthew McBeth Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Marion Rd SE near Mill Creek Rd SE

Portland, OR – Matthew McBeth Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Marion Rd SE near Mill Creek Rd SE

Portland, OR – Matthew McBeth Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Marion Rd SE near Mill Creek Rd SE

Portland, OR (October 15, 2022) – A 53-year-old man died following a traffic collision that took place in Marion County on Thursday evening, October 13. At around nine p.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to a head-on collision that occurred on Marion Road Southeast.

Preliminary reports indicate that a Subaru WRX and a Kia Sportage collided head-on at the intersection of Marion Road Southeast and Mill Creek Road Southeast. Both vehicles were severely damaged as a result of the crash.

The driver of the Kia, 53-year-old Matthew McBeth of Turner, Oregon, suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Subaru, 23-year-old Melody Arregion of Turner, Oregon, was rushed to a hospital in Portland with critical injuries.

The Marion County Sheriff’s office is investigating the collision at this time.

Our thoughts are with Melody Arregion as we hope for her full recovery.

Our condolences are with the family of Matthew McBeth at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon

Portland, OR – Matthew McBeth Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Marion Rd SE near Mill Creek Rd SEHundreds of lives are lost each year as a result of traffic collisions in the state of Oregon. There are many cases where people lose their lives as a result of drivers who engage in acts of negligence.

Over the past year, there have been a number of fatal car accidents in Oregon due to drivers who are reckless while operating their vehicles. While the causes of these accidents vary, there are some common factors that contribute to them. Common causes of crashes in our state include:

  • Speeding: Speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents, and it is a factor in many of the fatal accidents that have occurred in Oregon. Speeding contributes to a significant number of all traffic fatalities nationwide.
  • Drunk driving: Drunk driving is another major cause of car accidents, and it was a factor in several of the fatal accidents in Oregon. Drunk driving can impair a driver’s judgment, reaction time, and motor skills, making it more difficult to avoid an accident.
  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving is another major cause of car accidents. It can be anything from texting while driving to talking on the phone, eating, or even adjusting the radio. Distracted driving takes a driver’s attention away from the road, making it more difficult to react to potential hazards.
  • Running red lights: Running red lights is another common cause of car accidents. It can be easy to miss a stop sign or traffic light when you’re distracted or in a hurry, but running a red light can put yourself and others at risk for an accident.

If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal collision, it is important that you reach out to a Portland wrongful death lawyer right away.

Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help you file a legal claim against the person who is responsible. We will help your family seek compensation to cover all of your damages. Contact our Portland car accident lawyers today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started on your case.

Note:  We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard.  Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident.  Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff.  If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove this post from our site upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind.  The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.

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