Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Monday, May 1 @ 10:24 a.m.

Gold Beach Woman Dies in Coos County Collision

From Oregon State Police:

On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at approximately 2:00 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-101, near milepost 242, in Coos County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a northbound Ford Ranger, operated by Dawn Marie Oviatt (53) of Gold Beach, crossed over the centerline and crashed head-on into a southbound Ford F350 pick-up, operated by Terry Ray Nighswonger (63) of Coquille. 

The operator of the Ranger (Oviatt) was declared deceased at the scene.

The operator of the F350 (Nighswonger) was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

 OSP was assisted by Millington Fire and ODOT.


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