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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Release: Fatal crash on Highway 101 in Tillamook County

From Oregon State Police, Monday, Nov. 8, 7:28 a.m.

On November 7, 2021, at approximately 4:00 A.M. Oregon State Police responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash that occurred on US Highway 101 near milepost 60 near Tillamook, Oregon.

A preliminary investigation revealed a silver Subaru Impreza, operated by Anthony Ronald Cuarteros (26) of Portland, OR, was northbound in wet weather conditions when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle drove off the northbound shoulder into a deep drainage ditch. The vehicle continued in the drainage ditch for more than 200 feet, crossing over two raised driveway entries, until it came to an uncontrolled rest in the ditch directly in front of the Tillamook Country Smoker Factory Outlet Store.

Anthony Cuarteros sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital. The passenger, Janette Gaudalupe Medina (23), of Portland was pronounced dead at the scene. Passengers Alexander Bradley Cuarteros (22) of Portland and Damon Kyle Cornwell (25) of Beaverton were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

US Highway 101 was closed for approximately five hours. OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook Fire and Rescue, Bay City Fire Department, and ODOT Incident Response.

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