Astoria man, 18, dies after head-on crash near Gearhart

Broderick Danielson, 18, spun out of control from the north to the south lane

Broderick Danielson, 18, of Astoria died in this crash near Gearhart on Nov. 15, 2017 (Courtesy: OSP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An 18-year-old man from Astoria died near Gearhart on Wednesday after losing control and colliding head on with another car, according to a preliminary investigation by the Oregon State Police.

Broderick Danielson was heading north after 2 p.m. on Hwy 101 when his black Honda Civic rotated sideways and headed into the southbound lane. Danielson collided with a Toyota 4-Runner driven by Melany Bloom, 38, of Rosburg, Wash.

Danielson was pronounced dead at the scene. No information was available on Bloom’s condition.

Troopers believe speed was a contributing factor.

One lane on Hwy 101 near milepost 14 was affected for 2 hours after the crash.