Tillamook Hwy 101 Deadly Crash

(Courtesy: Oregon State Police)

TILLAMOOK, OR (KPTV) - One person died and two others were injured after a crash occurred on Highway 101 Sunday afternoon, according to Oregon State Police.

At around 2:09 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle crash on the highway at milepost 63, just north of the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

OSP said an investigation revealed that a BMW Z3, driven by Samuel Hacker, 36, of Scappoose, was traveling northbound when, for unknown reasons, veered into the southbound lane where it struck a Ford Explorer.

Hacker was pronounced dead at the scene, according to OSP.

The driver of the Ford, identified as Julie Leonnig, 43, of Tillamook, sustained minor injuries.

OSP said a passenger in the BMW, identified as Shayna Tacadena, 32, of Gresham, was seriously injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Highway 101 was closed for about three and a half hours after the crash.

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Dan Bullard

Sam was our neighbor at Sigler Cove Marina in Scappoose. Our hearts go out to his family, this is a sad time for them and for all of us who knew him.

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