TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police (OSP) reports that on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 3:27 A.M., OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101, near milepost 63, in Tillamook County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a southbound Dodge Ram, operated by a female juvenile (17), veered into the northbound lane and struck a Toyota Tundra, operated by Christopher Frank Armitage (38) of Garibaldi, head-on.
The operator of the Dodge was declared deceased at the scene. The operator was not wearing a seatbelt.
The operator of the Toyota (Armitage) suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The highway was impacted for approximately five hours during the on-scene investigation.
OSP was assisted by the Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook Fire, and ODOT.