Jessica Cejnar / Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 @ 9:02 a.m.

Brookings Woman Dies In Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Collision On U.S. 101

A Brookings woman died after she was struck by a Dodge car while crossing U.S. 101 near the Chetco River on Thursday.

From an Oregon State Police news release:

On Thursday, January 7, 2021 at approximately 5:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Hwy 101 near milepost 358.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge car, operated by Kristen Batey (44) of Brookings, was northbound when it struck Makenzie Long (28) of Brookings who was in the the northbound lane of Hwy 101.

Long was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Harbor Fire Department, Cal-Ore Ambulance, Brookings Police Department, Curry County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.


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