Fatal crash near Tillamook temporarily closes Hwy 101


Two cars were involved in the fatal crash at milepost 64

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was killed in a car crash on Highway 101 north of Tillamook Sunday afternoon, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Two cars were involved in the fatal crash at milepost 64, just north of downtown Tillamook. Authorities say a BMW Z3, driven by Samuel Hacker, was heading north when he veered into the southbound lane for unknown reasons. The BMW then struck an oncoming Ford Explorer, driven by Julie Leonnig.

Hacker suffered from fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The BMW’s passenger, Shayna Tacadena, was sent to the hospital with serious injuries. No word yet on the status of her condition.

Leonnig sustained minor injuries from the collision.

Highway 101 was closed in both directions for about three and a half hours as law enforcement conducted a crash investigation

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