The driver of a Ford Explorer lost control on a snow and ice covered section of Highway 101 and hit a delivery truck head-on.
The crash was reported Saturday at 11:07 A.M. Oregon State Police say the Ford Explorer, operated by 52-year-old Jamie Jones, of Mapleton, was northbound on Hwy 101 when the vehicle lost control, on the snow/ice covered roadway, and entered the southbound lane of Hwy 101. The Explorer collided with a white 2015 Isuzu delivery truck, operated by 25-year-old Daniel Crump, of Reedsport, that was southbound on Hwy 101.
Crump and his passenger, 32-year-old Nicholas Housego, of Bandon, were transported to the Florence Peace Harbor Hospital for serious injuries.
Jones was transported to the Florence Peace Harbor Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Jones’ companion dog was found deceased at the scene.
Hwy 101 was closed for approximately 3 hours following the crash.