On Saturday, Feb. 9, at approximately 11:07 a.m., Oregon State Police and emergency services from Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue and Western Lane Ambulance personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 at milepost 193, just north of Honeyman State Park.
According to investigators, a green 1999 Ford Explorer, driven by 52-year-old Jamie Jones of Mapleton, was northbound on Highway 101 when the vehicle lost control on the snow and ice-covered roadway, crossing into the southbound lane of the highway. Jones’ Explorer collided with a white 2015 Isuzu delivery truck, operated by 25-year-old Daniel Crump of Reedsport, which has been southbound on Highway 101.
Accessing the patients in the delivery truck required first responders to utilize the ‘jaws of life’ to dismantle parts of the truck in order gain access to the patients, which was made more difficult due to the icy conditions.
WLAD initially had two medic units tapped out to respond, with a third unit requested due to the number of patients and their conditions.
Crump and his passenger, 32-year-old Nicholas Housego of Bandon, were transported to Peace Harbor Hospital for serious injuries. Jones was also transported Peace Harbor Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. Jones’ companion dog was found deceased at the scene.
The condition of Crump and Housego were unknown as of this posting.
Highway 101 was closed for approximately three hours following the crash.
OSP was assisted by Siuslaw Valley Fire, Western Lane Ambulance, ODOT and Mast Brother’s Towing.