On July 17, 2015 at approximately 3:00 PM OSP Troopers and Tillamook County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a four vehicle crash on Highway 6 near milepost 25.
According to Trooper John King, a 2004 Honda Element, operated by Carl S PETERSON, age 49, of Portland, was driving eastbound on Highway 6 and passing through a road construction when it crossed the centerline and struck a group of westbound vehicles stopped for the construction.
Joyce K HAMREUS, age 64, of Beaverton, had been standing outside her 2013 Ford Fusion when PETERSON’s vehicle struck her and her vehicle. PETERSON’s vehicle then struck the next vehicle in line, a 2016 Lincoln MKZ, operated by Mary E LOVELL, age 55, of Tillamook. This impact pushed the Lincoln into the next vehicle, a 2008 BMW Sedan, operated by Frederick C ADAMI, age 45, of Madison, New Hampshire
HAMREUS was critically injured and was pronounced deceased while being transported to the
hospital by medics. LOVELL, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for minor injuries. PETERSON has been fully cooperative with the investigation which is still ongoing.
The Oregon State Police is leading the investigation, assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office, Tillamook County Medical Examiner, and Oregon Department of Transportation.