On Sunday, May 7, 2023, at approximately 4:26 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 101, near the Tillamook Creamery in Tillamook County. The preliminary investigation indicated a white Honda sedan, operated by 21-year old Hunter Baltzell of Aberdeen (WA), was southbound on Hwy 101 when the operator attempted to turn east onto Alderbrook Loop Rd.
A silver Jeep Liberty, operated by 20-year old Angel Prado Pozo of Portland, was traveling northbound on Hwy 101 when the Honda turned in front of it and the Jeep struck the passenger side door of the Honda. The operator of the Honda, Baltzell, was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. A passenger, 21-year old Alexa Williamnsen of Aberdeen (WA), was declared deceased at the scene. The operator of the Jeep, Pozo, was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.
The highway was impacted for 6 hours during the course of the on-scene investigation. OSP was assisted by Tillamook Fire and ODOT.