On December 24, 2018 at approximately 5:32 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a reported fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on US-101 around milepost 54.
Preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Carol Warner Christen, age 79, of Yamhill, had been reported missing to TIllamook County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) at 4:55 PM from Barview Jetty County Park, just north of the crash scene. At approximately 5:29PM, TCSO dispatch was alerted a person was laying in the roadway at milepost 54. At 5:32PM, OSP Northern Command Center dispatched troopers to the scene of fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash. Christen suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
US-101 was completely closed for approximately four hours after the crash. OSP was assisted by TCSO, Rockaway Beach Police Department, Tillamook Fire, and Oregon Department of Transportation. No photographs are available.