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.