Missing Woman Killed in a Pedestrian Versus Car Crash in Tillamook County

Oregon State Police - 12/26/18 

On December 24, 2018 at approximately 5:32 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a reported  fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on US-101 around milepost 54.

Preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Carol Warner Christen, age 79, of Yamhill, had been reported missing to TIllamook County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) at 4:55 PM from Barview Jetty County Park, just north of the crash scene.  At approximately 5:29PM, TCSO dispatch was alerted a person was laying in the roadway at milepost 54.  At 5:32PM, OSP Northern Command Center dispatched troopers to the scene of fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash.   Christen suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

US-101 was completely closed for approximately four hours after the crash.  OSP was assisted by TCSO, Rockaway Beach Police Department, Tillamook Fire, and Oregon Department of Transportation.