One person killed in car crash

73-year-old Sharon Reese from North Bend died at the scene.

Posted: May. 19, 2018 10:54 AM
Updated: May. 19, 2018 6:05 PM

COOS BAY -- A passenger was killed Friday night when a vehicle crashed into a building on Highway 101 near Coos Bay.

The crash happened at approximately 9:40 p.m. and Oregon State Police responded to the single vehicle crash.

Police said 73-year-old George Reese from North Bend was driving a 2018 Jeep north on 101 when it left the road and hit a business and residence before coming to a stop. The driver was transported to Bay Area Hospital with serious injuries. The passenger, 73-year-old Sharon Reese from North Bend, died at the scene.

There was substantial damage to the structures, but no other injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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