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Motorhome crashes into Tillamook house; driver with life-threatening injuries

On June 7, 2016 at about 4PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle into a house off of Highway 101 near McCormick Loop in Tillamook.


Preliminary investigation revealed a 1956 motorhome (30 feet in length) had been traveling southbound on Highway 101, when for unknown reasons, drifted off the highway. The motorhome traveled through a yard and into a house located at 3005 McCormick Loop Road.

A family of 5 was upstairs watching a movie when the crash occurred, stating it felt like an earthquake had occurred. One of the occupants of the home, an elderly woman was pinned under debris and was extricated. She only received minor injuries.

The driver of the motorhome, Jerry O BAHLES, age 41, of Welches, was extricated by fire personnel and taken by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital for life threatening injuries.

This is a preliminary release. More information will be released when it becomes available.