***Update*** Highway 101 Crash Kills One, Injures Three Others – Douglas County (Photo)

November 7, 2015 at about 2PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a head-on crash on Highway 101 near milepost 217 (4 miles south of Reedsport).



Investigation has revealed a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling northbound on Highway 101 when it crossed over the centerline and into the path of a southbound 2000 Chevy Silverado. The vehicles collided head-on and came to rest in the roadway.



The driver of the Mercury, Julie F BOWEN, age 32, of Reedsport was taken to Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport. All three occupants of the Chevy were also taken to Lower Umpqua Hospital. Heather M WALSETH, age 40, of Evans, WA, who had been a front center passenger in the Chevy, died from her injuries at Lower Umpqua Hospital.



The driver of the Chevy, Kelly D DENNISON, female, age 43, of Buckley, WA, was treated and released from Lower Umpqua Hospital. BOWEN and the front right passenger of the Chevy, Donald M DENNISON, age 67, of Mt Angel, Oregon, were transferred to Sacred Heart Riverbend in Springfield.



Both directions of Highway 101 were blocked for over four hours (detour was established by the Oregon Department of Transportation).



This in an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available. OSP was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lower Umpqua Ambulance, Winchester Bay Fire and ODOT.



***End Update***



Previous Release:

November 7, 2015 at about 2PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a head-on crash on Highway 101 near milepost 217 (4 miles south of Reedsport).



Preliminary information indicates a northbound SUV crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with a southbound pickup. Four adults were transported to the hospital where one of them, an adult female died from her injuries.



Both directions of Highway 101 were blocked for over four hours (detour was established by ODOT). This in an ongoing investigation and more information will be released pending next of kin notification.

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