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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 south of Tillamook
08/30/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Cloverdale-area woman was killed and her two children injured Saturday afternoon when her car crossed the centerline on Highway 101 about six miles south of Tillamook and collided head-on with a pickup. The four occupants of the pickup were not injured. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation.
 
According to OSP Trooper David Corkett, on August 29, 2009 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a 1998 Ford Explorer pickup driven by JESSIE L. HAGERTY, age 27, was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost 75 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the centerline and crashed head-on with a northbound 2006 Chevrolet four-door pickup with four occupants. After impact the Ford Explorer came to rest on the southbound shoulder and the Chevrolet pickup came to rest in the center of the highway. The pickup was towing a trailer transporting ATVs.
 
JESSIE HAGERTY was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was using safety restraints and her vehicle's airbags deployed.
 
Her two children, KEEGAN, age 6, and BAIRD, age 2, were transported by ground ambulance to Tillamook General Hospital. KEEGAN was then taken by LifeFlight and BAIRD by ground ambulance both to Oregon Health Sciences University with serious and minor injuries. The children were in the rear seating area in safety seats.
 
The Chevrolet pickup's driver, VALENTIN MOSKALENKO, age 34, from Vancouver, Washington, and his three adult male passengers were not injured. All were using safety restraints.
Highway 101 was closed about four hours at the scene.
 
OSP patrol and fish & wildlife troopers from the Tillamook work site responded and are continuing the investigation. A detour was established around the scene. Tillamook Fire & Rescue, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and ODOT assisted at the scene.