Highway 101 near Lincoln City accident Saturday
Feb 27 2011
Three people were seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in the Lincoln City area. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation and alcohol was determined to be a contributing factor in this crash.
According to OSP Sergeant Greg Plummer, on February 26, 2011 at approximately 5:00 p.m. a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by STEVEN LEE GOULD, age 55, from Otis, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 111 when it crossed the centerline and was struck broadside by a southbound 2005 Ford F150 pickup. The impact tore the Oldsmobile in half with sections coming to rest on opposites of the highway. GOULD was ejected and came to rest near the center of the highway.
The Ford pickup came to rest on the southbound shoulder. Driver DANIEL A. FRANKLIN, age 55, and STEPHANIE KAY FRANKLIN, age 55, both from Otis, were seriously injured.
They were using safety restraints and the pickup’s airbags deployed.
GOULD was transported by ambulance to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City. Due to the extent of his serious injuries, he was then transported via air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. It is unclear at this time whether he was using a safety belt when the crash occurred. His vehicle was not equipped with airbags.
DANIEL and STEPHANIE FRANKLIN were both initially transported by ambulance to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. They were later transported by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
Highway 101 was closed and traffic detoured for approximately three hours during the investigation.
Assisting with the investigation were officers from the Newport and Lincoln City Police Departments, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, ODOT, and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.
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