Police: Two killed when flatbed trailer hits minivan
WALDPORT, Ore. -- Two women were killed on Highway 101 Sunday morning when a flatbed trailer loaded with an off-road vehicle went into oncoming traffic and hit their passenger van, police said.
Emergency crews were called out to the crash about 3.5 miles north of Waldport at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Police said that a Dodge Ram truck driven by Spencer Foley, 23 of Toledo, was headed south towing a flatbed trailer with a Polaris off-road vehicle on board.
At around milepost 152 the trailer started to fishtail back and forth. Eventually it broke free of the truck and went into the northbound lane.
The trailer hit the side of a Toyota Sienna van carrying two women, police said. The off-road vehicle left the trailer and hit the van as well.
State police pronounced the two women dead at the scene.
Investigators said that the van's airbags were deployed and the women were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The Oregon Department of Transportation closed the highway in both directions while crews managed the crash scene.
Highway 101 was reopened just after 3 p.m. Sunday.