April 20, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of Friday evening's two-vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 101 in Warrenton. The highway was closed about five hours with a detour in place.
On April 19, 2013 at approximately 6:50 p.m., a 1999 Subaru Impreza driven by STERLING M. FRINELL, age 38, from Seattle, Washington, was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost 8 when, for an undetermined reason, it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound 1974 Volkswagen Bug containing two adult males.
The two adult males in the Volkswagen were pronounced deceased. They are identified as driver MARK WAYNE AGALZOFF, age 52, and passenger TRYG WALKER McCORD, age 20, both from Seaside. They were using safety restraints.
FRINELL and passenger MARGARET E. GOLDMAN, age 32, from Seaside, were seriously injured. Both were initially transported by Medix ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. They are reportedly transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for further treatment. Safety restraint use by both is pending confirmation. FRINELL was operating the vehicle with a suspended license in Washington.
OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No photographs or other information to be released at this time. All name spellings confirmed.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Warrenton Police Department, Medix Ambulance, Warrenton Fire Department, and ODOT.