Two people were seriously injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 101 north of Gearhart in Clatsop County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is conducting the investigation.
According to Sergeant Tim Schwartz, on August 26, 2013 at approximately 11:45 a.m., a Ford F350 pickup driven by ELIAS URDAHL, age 28, from Shelton, Washington, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 14 slowing to a stop for traffic ahead when it was struck from behind by an International equipment truck driven by CRAIG FRUEHLING, age 26, from Naselle, Washington, also trying to slow down. The impact pushed the Ford pickup into the southbound lane where it collided with a Chevrolet Impala driven by FELICIA CONLEY, age 52, from Longview, Washington. The pickup and passenger car came to rest in grass along the highway shoulder.
CONLEY and passenger JYME CLAYBERG, age 72, from Longview, were both transported by Medix ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria with serious, non-life threatening injuries.
FRUEHLING and URDAHL declined medical treatment.