On Sunday, November 21, 2021 at approximately 6:23 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 101 south of Seal Rock. Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound Toyota Corolla, operated by 59-year old Michael Noel of Waldport, crossed over the centerline and crashed head-on with a northbound Mercedes GLK SUV, operated by 54-year old Lorrie Ann Owens of Waldport.
The Mercedes rolled into a roadside ditch, entrapping Owens and her passenger 78-Year old Norma Parry of Waldport. Noel sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Owens and Parry were extricated and transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital with injuries. Hwy 101 was detoured for approximately five hours. OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Seal Rock Fire and Rescue, Central Lincoln Fire Department and ODOT Incident Response.