*** Correction *** Driver of the Suburban Herbert Ware, 43 of Otis, was NOT arrested for DUII. Correction made by Oregon State Police
On April 10, 2018 at approximately 8:25 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian fatal crash in US Hwy 101 near the Neotsu post office.
The preliminary investigation indicated a pedestrian, Thomas H. Wilson, 43, Otis, was struck in the southbound lane of US Hwy 101. Wilson was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The vehicle that struck Wilson was a 1990 Chevrolet Suburban and was driven by Herbert E. Ware, 71, Otis. Ware and his passenger, Janie L. Ware were not injured.
The case is being referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Oregon State Police was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln City Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, and the Lincoln County District Attorney and Medical Examiner.