Two dead in Hwy 6 head-on crash

PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) – Two people were killed in a head-on collision on a highway Saturday. 6 near mile 30 in Tillamook County, Oregon State Police said.

A Ford F350 pickup truck driven by Gary Thorncock, 50, of Provo, Utah, crossed the oncoming lane and hit a GMC Sierra driven by Jason Pierce, 43, of Fairview, Ore.

Pierce and a teenage passenger died in the crash, authorities said.

The GMC’s other two passengers, Kathryn Pierce, 34, and a youth were rushed to hospitals in the Portland area with serious injuries. A young Ford passenger was rushed to hospital, but Thorncock and two other young passengers were not.

State Police, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, and Tillamook County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the crash.

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