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Four people killed after driver crashes into homeless camp in Salem, Oregon

Officials confirm that four people died after a driver crashed into a homeless camp in Oregon early Sunday morning. The city’s police department said in a statement that police responded to the crash in the downtown area of Salem, Ore., around 2 a.m. Two people in the camp died at the scene, they said, and four others were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, two of whom have since died. The conditions of the other two victims were not immediately known. The identities of the driver and victims have not been released and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett said in a statement: “On behalf of the city and myself, my condolences go out to the friends and family of those affected by this terrible tragedy. We continue to offer alternatives to unmanaged camping and encourage people to access those resources.”

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