John Alvin Schwiewek Killed in Accident at Turner Rd in Salem, OR

August 12, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
John Alvin Schwiewek
Type of Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Turner Rd SE, Salem, OR, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Salem Police Department
Vehicles Involved
Turner Rd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-Truck collided with a pedestrian

What Happened

Oregon State Police are investigating a crash that killed a man at Turner Rd in Salem, OR on August 12th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 11 a.m. Officials say 81-year-old John Alvin Schwiewek was on an east sidewalk of Turner Rd when he was struck by a semi-truck exiting a nearby Walmart parking lot. Schwiewek suffered fatal injuries in the collision. The truck operator was identified as 62-year-old John Lee Griffin, remained at the scene for authorities, who say no citations or arrests have been made. Additional information was not available.

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