Fatal crash near Florence

FLORENCE — A woman and her dog were killed and two others were seriously injured following a crash on U.S. Highway 101 near Florence on Saturday morning.

According to a press release from the Oregon State Police, at approximately 11:07 a.m., OSP and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 at milepost 193.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a green 1999 Ford Explorer, operated by Jamie Jones, 52, of Mapleton, was northbound on Highway 101 when the vehicle lost control on the snow and ice-covered roadway, and entered the southbound lane of the highway. The Explorer collided with a white 2015 Isuzu delivery truck, operated by Daniel Crump, 25, of Reedsport, that was southbound on Highway 101.

Crump and his passenger, Nicholas Housego, 32, of Bandon, were transported to the Florence Peace Harbor Hospital with serious injuries.

Jones was transported to the Florence Peace Harbor Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Her companion dog was found deceased at the scene, according to the press release.

Highway 101 was closed for approximately three hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Siuslaw Valley Fire, Western Lane Ambulance, Oregon Department of Transportation and Mast Brother’s Towing.

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