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Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a fatal two vehicle crash on Highway 101 near milepost 121 at 8:51 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13.

According to an OSP investigation, a Dodge Durango, operated by James Versteeg, 46, of Gleneden Beach, was northbound when it crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Lewis Ford, 41, of Lincoln City.

Versteeg and Ford sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Highway 101 was closed for four hours.

OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln City Police Department, Depoe Bay Fire Department, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Pacific West Ambulance and ODOT.

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  1. He always drove safe never under the influence and always wore a seat belt, when loved ones such as my self see these types of comments it’s a horrible thing to say! Shame on you,

  2. Tourists can’t be blamed for everything. I have my own issues with vrd
    units, but it’s not the fault of tourists that they exist. Just like the covid issue.
    the fault lies elsewhere.
    Distracted driving is an American pastime, cupholders, phone holders,,
    a myriad of electronic devices, dogs in the front seat- I’m sure I’m missing about 2 dozen other issues.

  3. Too many people..not enough driving accuracy.. This is tourism’s Best feature.. Crowded roads.. very bad accident’s..road closures..

  4. Too much of this is going on bad that this is one that had a bad outcome. Hope this was not caused buy substance abuse speed or any of the other things that contribute like phone and texting that I see a lot of even in city. Bad that you have to hope the other drivers are driving safe around you. Do need more support for OSP more patrol troupers on our highways when ever I go on highways 101 and 18 am usually pushed buy bumper riders being rude or being past like am standing still. What’s the hurry it will be there when you get there if you make it.

  5. Head on collisions are a real danger everywhere, and most of the roads
    we drive on are subject to the possibility.
    We put a lot of faith in other drivers in the hope that they are paying
    attention to the road.

  6. What a shame. Gotta wonder why the guy veered over to the wrong lane. Tragic. The whole one-way in, one-way out thing is a detriment. Perhaps we should be using funds to build more turnouts or expand 101 to 4 lanes.


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