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Fatal Crash On Highway 18

On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at approximately 10:53 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy-18, near milepost 12.5, in Tillamook County.


The preliminary investigation indicated a white Toyota Corolla, operated by Gustavo Adolfo Contreras-Gonzalez (20) of Beaverton, was traveling westbound when it failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the opposing lane of travel, left the roadway, and struck a tree.  The collision caused the vehicle to roll over onto the drivers side.  


The operator (Gustavo) and passenger, Jonathan Contreras-Gonzalez (27) of Beaverton, were transported for medical treatment.

Another passenger, Jose Adrian Contreras-Gonzalez (21) of Beaverton, was declared deceased at the scene. The highway was impacted for approximately 6 hours during the on-scene investigation. OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Grand Ronde PD, and ODOT.

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