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Canby woman one of two to die in Molalla River plunge

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has released the names of those involved in a crash Saturday that left two dead and three injured when a care they were riding in plunged 100 feet into the Molalla River.

The driver, Alexandra Alexandrova Samoilov, a 19 year-old women from Canby, and the front-seat passenger, Marina Toran, a 19-year-old woman from Salem, died as a result of the crash.

The three rear passengers, all men, were transported to the hospital. They are Feudosii T Semerikov 21, from Gervais; Dennis Frolov 22, from Atmor, Alberta, Canada, and Antip Alagoz, 20, from Plamondon, Alberta, Canada.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor, said Sgt. Nate Thompson, a CCSO spokesman.

The accident happened Saturday night.

At about 8:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle traffic crash on South Molalla Forest Road at about mile post 7.5 south of Molalla.

The fast water and the steep embankment created a hazardous rescue operation for both the crash victims and first responders. Multiple agencies, including Canby Fire, responded to the crash.