Oregon woman, dog dead after crash along snow-covered section of Hwy 101
FLORENCE, Ore. – A woman and her dog died Saturday after she lost control of her vehicle in some snow and ice on Highway 101, sliding into oncoming traffic near Honeyman State Park.
Oregon State Police troopers were called out shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday on reports of a crash on Highway 101 near milepost 193, south of Florence.
Initial reports state that Jamie Jones, 52, of Mapleton, was heading north on the highway in a green Ford Explorer when she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the southbound lane.
The Ford collided nearly head-on with a white delivery truck driven by Daniel Crump, 25, of Reedsport.
Jones was taken to Florence Peace Harbor Hospital where she died of her injuries. Her companion dog was found dead at the scene, troopers say.
Crump and his passenger, 32-year-old Nicholas Housego of Bandon, were seriously injured in the crash.
Highway 101 was closed for three hours after the crash.
Siuslaw Valley Fire, Western Lane Ambulance, ODOT, and Mast Brother’s Towing all helped with the incident.