CURRY COUNTY, OR - On Thursday, August 31, 2023, at approximately 5:18 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Hwy-101, near milepost 340, in Curry County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a Subaru Outback, operated by Skyanna Marie Goodland (42) of Tillamook, was northbound on US-101 near mile post 340 when it crossed the centerline and sideswiped a southbound Chrysler Pacifica, operated by Heather Anne Serna (50) of Brookings, before striking a southbound Hyundai Veloster, operated by Brandon Michael Cunliffe Owen (34) of Brookings, head-on.
The operator of the Hyundai (Cunliffe Owen) was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The operator of the Subaru (Goodland) was extricated and transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
The operator of the Chrysler (Serna) was transported to the hospital by private party for minor injuries.
The highway was impacted for approximately 3.5 hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.
OSP was assisted by the Curry County Sheriff's Office, Gold Beach Police Department, Gold Beach Fire and Rescue, Pistol River Fire, and ODOT.