COOS COUNTY, OR (May 1, 2023) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at approximately 2:00 P.M., OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101, near milepost 242, in Coos County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a northbound Ford Ranger, operated by Dawn Marie Oviatt, 53 of Gold Beach, crossed over the centerline and crashed head-on into a southbound Ford F-350 pick-up, operated by Terry Ray Nighswonger, 63 of Coquille.
The operator of the Ranger (Oviatt) was declared deceased at the scene.
The operator of the F350 (Nighswonger) was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
OSP was assisted by Millington Fire and ODOT.