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Teen killed Saturday in crash near Sweet Home


July 21, 2021

An 18-year-old Sweet Home man died early Saturday morning in a crash on Crescent Hill Road, near the intersection of Highway 228 near Sweet Home.

Kolby Keenon was a passenger in a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by a 17-year-old Sweet Home male, who has not been identified.

They were traveling downhill, northbound, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and entered the road’s oncoming shoulder, according to a Linn County Sheriff’s Office report. He then overcorrected, the report continued, sending the Explorer down an embankment about 85 feet from the roadway.

Keenon was reportedly not...

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