Head-on crash on Hwy 101 near Seal Rock kills Lincoln City woman, injures 2 others


    One person died and two others were injured Thursday night when a car crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 101 south of Seal Rock, Oregon State Police said. (OSP)

    SEAL ROCK, Ore. - One person died and two others were injured Thursday night when a car crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 101 south of Seal Rock, Oregon State Police said.

    Troopers said a blue 2001 Lexus SUV driven by Patricia Norenberg, 55, of Waldport was southbound on Hwy 101 when it crossed into the northbound lane.

    The SUV collided "partially head-on" with an oncoming gold 2008 Toyota van driven by Richard Larrett, 85, of Lincoln City.

    The crash killed Larrett's passenger, 81-year-old Judith Larrett.

    Medics took Richard Larrett and Norenberg to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport.

    The crash response and investigation closed the highway for over 3 hours.

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