Crash, Highway 6, Tillamook County

Two people die over weekend on Highway 6

The junction of Highways 6 and 8 in Gales Creek on February 24, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley

Two people are the latest killed in a crash on the Wilson River Highway stretching from Banks to Tillamook after a collision on Saturday. 

The two-vehicle crash was located in Tillamook County near mile marker 30, about three miles west of the Coast Range Summit. 

According to the Oregon State Police (OSP), emergency personnel and police responded to the crash just after 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31. 

The preliminary investigation conducted by OSP showed that Gary Thornock, 50, of Provo, Utah was driving a Ford F350 eastbound on Highway 6 when Thornock crossed into the westbound lane and struck a GMC Sierra pickup driven by Jason Pierce, 43, of Fairview. Inside the GMC were three passengers; an . . .

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