On 6-20-17 at approximately 2:47 p.m., OSP, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Deputies and Tillamook City Officers responded to a three vehicle, serious injury crash on SR 6 MP 11.
According to Trooper John King, two vehicles were eastbound, a green, 1995, GMC van, driven by Kyle Turner (29) of Portland, and occupied by Holly Beck (26) of Portland. Driving behind the van was gray, 2013, Dodge Dart, driven by a juvenile, and occupied by Todd Eaton (39) of Hillsboro. Driving westbound was a white, 1994, Ford F150 driven by Jarrett Owens (27) of Tillamook.
The F150 drove into the ditch on the westbound shoulder, then drove into the eastbound lane where it struck the GMC van head on. The Dart attempted an avoiding maneuver, but was sideswiped as the F150 spun.
Owens and Turner were both initially transported by ambulance and then by air ambulanced to the hospital.
Beck was transported by ambulance to the hospital and released later that evening.
The juvenile and Eaton were uninjured.
OSP is leading the investigation, assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Police Department, ODOT, and Tillamook Fire Department.
The investigation is ongoing. Multiple witnesses observed the F150 driving poorly prior to the crash. It is believed there are other witnesses who observed the F150 prior to the crash who did not remain on scene. Police are requesting anyone who witnessed the crash or vehicles driving prior to the crash to contact the Oregon State Police — Tillamook Worksite at 503-842-2899.