Updated: May 31, 2019
On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at approximately 8:18 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 148 near South Beaver Creek Road.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Chevy HHR, operated by 49-year old Faith Goodman of Willamina, was traveling northbound on Hwy 101 when for unknown reasons veered off the road and struck a tree.
The passenger, 36-year old John Runningbird of Grande Ronde, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Hwy 101 northbound was closed for several hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Lincoln County SO, ODOT and Grande Ronde Tribal Police.