UPDATE FROM OSP:
On Monday August 15, 2022, at about 10:40 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 101 near milepost 122.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound Chevrolet S-10 Blazer operated by, Matthew Phillips, age (31), of Otis, crossed the center line of the highway and struck a northbound Freightliner Dump Truck operated by, Claude Segerson, age (69), of Otis. The Chevrolet S-10 Blazer came to rest in the northbound lane and the Freightliner Dump Truck left the roadway and went down an embankment.
Phillips and his passenger, Christopher Padilla, age (30), of Otis, as well as Segerson were all pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.
US 101 was closed for about six (6) hours.
OSP was assisted by ODOT, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, North Lincoln Fire and OSP/LCSO Chaplains.
Three people have died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Gleneden beach near the Siletz Bay Airport Monday.
Highway 101 was closed while crews responded to the incident and traffic was detoured to Gleneden beach Loop.
A dump truck may have been involved according to Information Station, which reported the truck down a 25 foot embankment with a person trapped inside. Life Flight was inbound but later called off.
No information is being released at this time. Oregon State Police said they would issue a release.