LINCOLN COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police reports that on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 4:42 p.m., OSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-20, near milepost 1.5, in Lincoln County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound Subaru Forester, operated by Velma June Freudenthal (78) of Newport, crossed the centerline into the eastbound lanes and struck an eastbound Nissan light duty pickup, operated by Christopher Michael Robeson (62) of Siletz, head-on.

The operator the Nissan (Robeson) was declared deceased at the scene. A passenger in the Nissan, Ramona Lynette Luledjian (55) of Toledo, was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital.

The operator of the Subaru (Freudenthal) suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The highway was impacted for approximately four hours during the on-scene investigation.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Newport Fire, and ODOT.

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