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LifeFlight transports two after serious crash on Oregon coast

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Photo: Oregon State Police Photo: Oregon State Police
TILLAMOOK, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's three-vehicle crash on Highway 101 north of Tillamook.

According to Trooper Jace Hall, a Lexus driven by David Wilson, age 80, from Nehalem, was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost 63 completing a pass of a commercial motor vehicle when it traveled into a guardrail along the northbound lane.

The Lexus lost control, swerving in both lanes before colliding head-on with a northbound Winnebago motor home driven by Mary Smart, age 67, from Des Moines, IA. Immediately after that collision, a northbound Ford Ranger pickup collided into the motor home's side.

Wilson and her passenger, Marybeth Backlund, age 74 from Nehalem, were both transported by ambulance to Tillamook County General Hospital with serious injuries. They were then taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for further treatment. Both were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

Smart and her passenger, Cathy Halverson, age 57 from Des Moines, received minor injuries but were not transported. Both were using safety restraints.

The pickup's driver, Mark Taylor, age 65 from Bay City, was not injured. He was also using safety restraints.

Oregon State Police were assisted at the scene by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, the Tillamook Fire District, Tillamook Ambulance and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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