On Tuesday, December 10th, Newport Police officers and OSP, along with Newport Fire, were dispatched to the area of NW 68th Street and Highway 101, on a report of a head-on collision. Officers arrived and determined two vehicles were involved and there were multiple injured occupants, including one occupant trapped inside a vehicle.
The investigation revealed a white GEO Metro headed southbound on Highway 101 had crossed the centerline where it crashed head on into a Chevrolet S10 Blazer, which had been traveling northbound.
Newport Fire and PacWest Ambulance arrived and pronounced the driver of the Geo, who was trapped inside the vehicle, deceased as a result of the injuries.
The drivers of the vehicles involved in the fatal crash on Highway 101 at NW 68th have been identified. The driver of the Geo Metro was identifeid as Candous Lee Holberg, 52, Waldport. Holberg was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Chevrolet Blazer was identified as Jacqueline Eve Read, 34, Lincoln City. Read’s passenger was identified as Carl Vincent Davidson, 44, South Beach. Read and Davidson suffered minor injuries during the crash.
The crash remains under of investigation.
Highway 101 was closed for several hours while the Lincoln County Interagency Major Crash Team completed their investigation.