1 dead, 3 hurt in SUV collision on Hwy 101

Mercury crossed the center line and hit a Chevy, OSP said

A head-on collision between SUVs on Highway 101 near Reedsport killed one woman and injured 3 more, Nov. 7, 2015 (OSP)
A head-on collision between SUVs on Highway 101 near Reedsport killed one woman and injured 3 more, Nov. 7, 2015 (OSP)

REEDSPORT, Ore. (KOIN) — A head-on collision between SUVs on Highway 101 near Reedsport killed one woman and injured 3 more Saturday afternoon.

A Mercury Mountaineer driven by Julie Bowen of Reedsport crossed the center line and slammed into a Chevy Silverado, the Oregon State Police said.

Heather M. Walseth, who was sitting in the front center seat in the Chevy, died later at a hospital. The Evans, Washington woman was 40.

The Chevy’s driver, 43-year-old Kelly Dennison, was treated and released. Donald Dennison, 67, was taken to a Springfield hospital for treatment of his injuries, as was Bowen.

The investigation into the cause of the crash continues, OSP said.

A head-on collision between SUVs on Highway 101 near Reedsport killed one woman and injured 3 more, Nov. 7, 2015 (Mast Brothers Towing via OSP)
A head-on collision between SUVs on Highway 101 near Reedsport killed one woman and injured 3 more, Nov. 7, 2015 (Mast Brothers Towing via OSP)

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