ELKTON — Oregon State Police troopers are continuing their investigation into a Friday car crash on Oregon 38 that killed a Coquille woman and injured three others.

The crash occurred around 3:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of the highway and Paradise Road near Elkton.

The Honda CR-V, operated by 44-year-old Heather Friedrich, of North Bend, was eastbound when it crossed the center line into the westbound lanes and hit a Toyota Camry, driven by 57-year-old Kathleen Handcock, of Coos Bay, head-on.

The front passenger in the Camry, 59-year-old Virginia Whalen-Jennings, of Coquille, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friedrich was transported to Lower Umpqua Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Handcock and her rear passenger were transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries.

The highway was blocked for several hours as troopers investigated and reconstructed the crash. The Oregon Department of Transportation responded to assist and a traffic detour was established.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Elkton Rural Fire Protection District. No citations have been issued at this time, however, investigative findings will be forwarded to the Douglas County District Attorney for review.

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