McNary alum dies in crash

Jason Maghan, 40 and a former McNary High School student, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a turning car near Independence.

Maghan, who lived in Salem, was pronounced dead at the scene. The speed of the motorcycle is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

The incident occurred on Saturday, July 3, about 4:20 p.m. A caller reported a serious-injury crash on River Road South at the intersection of Riverside Drive South. Maghans’s 2006 Kawasaki crashed into a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 21-year-old from Jefferson.

An investigation found that the driver of the Jetta was turning west on River Road South from Riverside as Maghan’s traveled east on River Road. River Road was closed for about four hours during the investigation.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Independence Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Keizer Police Department, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, and the Polk County Fire District.