Driver killed in icy crash on highway 101 near Florence
On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at approximately 11:07 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 101 at milepost 193.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a green 1999 Ford Explorer, operated by Jamie Jones (52) 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 Daniel Crump (25) of Reedsport, that was southbound on Hwy 101.
Crump and his passenger, Nicholas Housego (32) 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.
OSP was assisted by Siuslaw Valley Fire, Western Lane Ambulance, ODOT, and Mast Brother’s Towing.