OSP: 3 dead after crash on Hwy 101 near Lincoln City

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Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 12:35 PM PDT
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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A deadly crash near Lincoln City closed Highway 101 for multiple hours on Monday.

The two-vehicle crash happened on Highway 101 at milepost 122, just south of Lincoln City, at about 10:40 a.m. All lanes of the highway were immediately shut down.

Oregon State Police said an investigation revealed a Chevrolet S-10 Blazer was southbound when it cross the center line and struck a dump truck going north. The Chevrolet came to a rest in the northbound lane and the dump truck left the roadway and went down an embankment.

The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 31-year-old Matthew Phillips, and his passenger, identified as 30-year-old Christopher Padilla, both from Otis, were pronounced dead at the scene. OSP said the dump truck driver, identified as 69-year-old Claude Segerson, of Otis, also died on scene.

Drivers were being asked to avoid the area or expect long delays. ODOT crews detoured traffic to Gleneden Beach Loop. The highway was closed for about six hours.

No additional details about the crash have been released at this time.