A Stayton man is dead after a two-car crash on Monday afternoon about halfway between Lyons and Mill City.
According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Jesse Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Guzman was driving east on Lyons-Mill City Drive in a 1995 Dodge Intrepid. Police say his car crossed into the other lane of the two-lane road and hit a 2013 Honda Civic at the intersection of Mowitch Street at about 3 p.m.
Both of the occupants of the Honda were taken to a hospital where they are being treated for serious injuries.
Police said it was not clear what caused Guzman to cross into the other lane. An investigation is ongoing.
Bill Poehler covers Marion County for the Statesman Journal. Contact him at bpoehler@StatesmanJournal.com