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FATAL HEAD-ON COLLISION ON U.S. ON HIGHWAY 101 IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OREGON

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TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at approximately 12:01 P.M., OSP responded to a two vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 101, near MP 50.

The preliminary investigation indicated a fully loaded Peterbilt tanker truck, operated by Kenneth Walter Zwald (69) of Tillamook, was northbound on U.S. Highway 101, when for an unknown reason, it crossed into the opposing lane and struck a Mazda CX-5, operated by Gordon Stewart Beadle (81) of Campbell River (BC), head-on in the southbound lane.

Both vehicle operators were transported for injuries.  

A passenger in the Mazda, Judy Gwyneth Beadle (79) of Campbell River (BC), was killed during the collision.  

OSP was assisted by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Department and ODOT.

 

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