One Person Killed in Curry County Crash On Highway 101

The driver veered off the road and struck a tree, investigators determined.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2019 11:14 AM
Updated: Feb. 5, 2019 11:16 AM

BROOKINGS, Ore. — One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash north of Brookings along Highway 101, according to Oregon State Police (OSP).

The crash happened at milepost 344 near Hooskanaden Creek. Troopers and emergency crews responded just before 6 p.m. on Monday evening to reports of the crash, OSP said.

Investigators determined that the driver of a Geo Metro was heading northbound on Hwy 101 when they veered off the road and hit a tree. The driver, who was also the lone occupant of the vehicle, "sustained fatal injuries" and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the deceased will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified, OSP said.

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