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Fatal Crash On Highway 101

On November 9, 2022, at approximately 12:00 PM, the Oregon State Police responded to a two vehicle collision on US-101, near MP 50. The preliminary investigation indicated a fully loaded Peterbilt tanker truck, operated by 69-year old Kenneth Walter Zwald of Tillamook, was northbound on US 101, when for an unknown reason, it crossed into the opposing lane and struck a Mazda CX-5, operated by 81-year old Gordon Stewart Beadle of Campbell River (BC), head-on in the southbound lane. Both vehicle operators were transported for injuries. A passenger in the Mazda, 79-year old Judy Gwyneth Beadle of Campbell River (BC), was killed during the collision. OSP was assisted by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Department and ODOT.

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