TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR - On Monday, February 12, 2024, at 2:42 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 101, near milepost 146, in Tillamook County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a Mazda Speed, operated by Devin Jay Eberle, 29 of Tumwater, WA was northbound when it passed multiple vehicles in a no-passing zone while entering a corner.

The Mazda entered the southbound lane and struck a southbound Toyota Sienna, operated by Kathryn Stolee Olson, 74 of Tacoma, WA, head-on.

The operator of the Mazda (Eberle) and passenger, Berkley Marie Erosky (26) of Vancouver (WA), were declared deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Toyota (K. Olson) and passenger, David Paul Olson (78) of Tacoma (WA), were transported for serious injuries.

The highway was impacted for approximately 2.5 hours during the on-scene investigation.  Speed and unlawful passing are considered primary contributing factors in the crash.

OSP was assisted by Nehalem Fire, Rockaway Fire, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, and Manzanita Police Department.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.


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