On Friday, October 16, 2020 at approximately 2:48 PM, Newport Police Officers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near South Beach State Park. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Toyota Corolla, operated by 17-year old Victoria Cornelio-Fisher of Waldport, was southbound on Hwy 101 when for unknown reasons she crossed the center line into the northbound lane and collided with a 2012 Toyota Camry, operated by 74-year old Sidsel Tompkins of Eugene. Cornelio-Fisher was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Newport, where she died from injuries sustained in the crash. Tompkins, and her passenger, 76-year old Michael Tompkins of Eugene, were transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Newport for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Newport Police was assisted by the Newport Fire Department, Pacific West Ambulance and Lincoln County Crash Team.
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