POLK COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police (OSP) is reporting that on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at approximately 5:56 PM, OSP responded to single vehicle crash on Highway 18, near milepost 15, in Polk County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a 2016 gray Toyota Avalon, operated by Brandy D. Terry (51) of Lincoln City, was traveling westbound on Highway 18, near MP15, when it failed to negotiate a curve, left the highway for unknown reasons, and collided with a tree.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness reported the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it went left the highway.
Speed is being considered as a contributing factor to the collision.
OSP was assisted by Grand Ronde Fire, the Polk County DA, the Polk County Medical Examiner, and ODOT.