On April 23rd, 2016 at approximately 3:15PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 101 near milepost 28 (just north of Cannon Beach).
Preliminary information indicates a 2011 Hyundai sport utility was traveling southbound on Highway 101 when it crossed over the centerline and struck a northbound 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. After the impact both vehicles came to rest on the highway.
The driver of the Hyundai, Gregory W HERON, and his passenger, Martha H HERON (both age 64 and from Manzanita) were pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, Diana R FEKE, age 57, and Jethro J FEKE, age 59 (both of West Linn) received non-life threatening injuries. Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Highway 101 was closed for about three and a half hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Clatsop County Medical Examiner, Cannon Beach Fire Department, Cannon Beach Police Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Cause of the crash is still under investigation. More information will released when it becomes available.