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Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 south of Warrenton
06/25/2010
Sergeant Andrew Merila
Oregon State Police - Astoria
(503) 325-5515 ext. 26

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Two Tillamook-area residents died Friday afternoon when their car was struck by a dump truck as they attempted to turn onto Highway 101 in front of Camp Rilea south of Warrenton. Highway 101 had lane restrictions until about 8:15 p.m. when it was completely re-opened.
 
On June 25, 2010 at approximately 12:25 p.m. a 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by HARRY LEE RANDALL, age 77, from Tillamook, was attempting to turn from Patriot Way at Camp Rilea onto northbound Highway 101 when it was struck in the driver's side by a southbound 1985 Kenworth dump truck. Upon impact, both vehicles traveled off to the side of highway as debris spread onto the highway. The Cadillac began to catch fire but was put out by a passing motorist with a fire extinguisher.
 
RANDALL and his sister/passenger DORIS WILCOX, age 82, from Tillamook, were both pronounced deceased at the scene. They were using safety restraints. RANDALL had to be extricated from the car by Warrenton Fire Department personnel.
 
The dump truck's driver, JACK HAYES, age 74, from Seaside, was transported by Medix ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was using safety restraints. The dump truck was unloaded and was registered to Teevin & Fischer Brothers.
 
Traffic was closed for about one hour and then limited to one lane. During the afternoon, OSP troopers and ODOT were able to partially open other lanes until all lanes were opened in the evening.
 
OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. In addition to the above mentioned agencies, OSP was also assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office and Warrenton Fire Department.