Multi-Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Brookings Man

On Thursday, August 31, 2023, at approximately 5:18 P.M., a multi-vehicle crash unfolded on US101 in Curry County, leaving one person dead and several others injured.

The Oregon State Police quickly responded to the scene, which was located near milepost 340 on US101.

According to authorities, a Subaru Outback, driven by 42-year-old Skyanna Marie Goodland of Tillamook, was traveling northbound on US101 near milepost 340 when it unexpectedly crossed the centerline. In doing so, the Subaru sideswiped a southbound Chrysler Pacifica, operated by 50-year-old Heather Anne Serna from Brookings.

The collision didn’t stop there as the Subaru continued its course, striking a southbound Hyundai Veloster head-on. The Hyundai was being driven by 34-year-old Brandon Michael Cunliffe Owen, also a resident of Brookings.

Mr. Owen, the operator of the Hyundai, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the Subaru, had to be extricated from her vehicle and was then transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the Chrysler, sustained only minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by a private party.

The aftermath of this incident had a significant impact on US101, causing road closures for approximately 3.5 hours as law enforcement conducted their on-scene investigation. The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.

The Oregon State Police received assistance from various agencies, including the Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Gold Beach Police Department, Gold Beach Fire and Rescue, Pistol River Fire, and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Source: OSP

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