COOS COUNTY, OR - According to the Oregon State Police (OSP), on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 1:23 p.m., OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101, near milepost 257, in Coos County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a Ford F-150, operated by a juvenile female (17), was northbound when the operator reportedly fell asleep and drifted into the southbound lanes. The Ford struck a southbound Toyota Camry, operated by Carole Ann Voliva (77) of Bandon, head-on.
The operator of the Toyota (Voliva) was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The operator of the Ford was seriously injured as a result of the collision.
The highway was impacted for approximately 3 hours during the on-scene investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
OSP was assisted by Bandon Fire, Bandon Police Department, Coos County Sheriff's Office, North Bend Police Department, Coos Bay Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and ODOT.