On Thursday, March 28, 2019 at approximately 11:20 AM Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 230.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Honda Accord, operated by Jessie Fisher (37) of Garabaldi, was southbound on Hwy 101 when she crossed the centerline and struck a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT PU, operated by Brandon Blair (40) of Spokane, WA.
Fisher was transported to Bay Area Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
Blair was transported to Bay Area Hospital with injuries.
There were two dogs in Fisher's vehicle. One was transported by a good samaritan to a local veterinary clinic. The second dog was last seen running from the scene and has not been located.
Oregon State Police was assisted by the Coos County Sheriffs' Office, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw Indian Tribe Police, Coos County Animal Control, Hauser Fire Department, North Bay Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and ODOT.