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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 18 east of Highway 101
04/04/2009
Sergeant Justin McGladrey
Oregon State Police - Newport
Office: (541) 265-5354

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Oregon State Police and the Lincoln County interagency major crash team are continuing the investigation of Saturday afternoon's fatal traffic crash on Highway 18 east of Highway 101. A Langlois-area man died and five others received minor injuries. The highway re-opened 3 1/2 hours after the crash occurred and names are being released.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Justin McGladrey, on April 4, 2009 at approximately 4:00 p.m. a 1994 Ford F150 pickup driven by EVERETT HAROLD LANDIS JR., age 75, from Langlois, was westbound on Highway 18 near milepost 6 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the center line. An eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility driven by KELLY R. McCALLUM, age 39, from Seattle, Washington, attempted to avoid the pickup but was struck head-on.
 
All involved people were using safety restraints and both vehicle airbags deployed.
 
LANDIS was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
The five injured occupants of the Chevrolet Tahoe were transported by Pacwest Ambulance to North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City. KELLY McCALLUM was subsequently transferred to a Portland-area hospital.
 
In addition to KELLY McCALLUM, the other four occupants are identified as his wife, KIMBERLY S., McCALLUM, age 37; his sister, KEELEY McCALLUM, age 37, from Salem; and their two children, GRIFFON, age 4, and AVA, age 2 1/2.
 
Agencies assisting at the scene were ODOT, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, Toledo Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and Lincoln City Police Department.