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WL couple injured in deadly crash on Highway 101

Injuries were not life-threatening


SUBMITTED PHOTO: OREGON STATE POLICE - Police said the crash occurred when one vehicle crossed over the centerline and struck the other car head on.A West Linn couple suffered non-life threatening injuries in a crash that killed two on Highway 101 April 23.

Preliminary information from the Oregon State Police indicated a 2011 Hyundai sport utility was traveling southbound on Highway 101 when it crossed over the centerline and struck a northbound 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. After the impact, both vehicles came to rest on the highway.

The driver of the Hyundai, Gregory W. Heron, and his passenger, Martha H. Heron (both age 64 and from Manzanita), were pronounced deceased on scene, according to police. The driver of the Chevrolet, Diana R. Feke, 57, and Jethro J. Feke, 59 (both of West Linn) received non-life threatening injuries. Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Highway 101 was closed for about three and a half hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Clatsop County Medical Examiner, Cannon Beach Fire Department, Cannon Beach Police Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.