FLORENCE, Ore. -- Police are identifying the people involved in a fatal crash on Highway 101 on Wednesday.
It happened at about 7:20 a.m. near Florence at milepost 196. All lanes of Highway 101 were closed south of Florence due to the wreck.
Oregon State Police say early investigation indicates Rhonda Wild, 51, of Fresno, California, was driving a Ford Contour north in the southbound lane when her vehicle collided with a southbound Nissan Titan that was pulling a boat. Jason Smith, 46, of Prineville was driving the Nissan.
Both Wild and Smith suffered fatal injuries and were declared dead. Two passengers in the Nissan, one of them a juvenile, were taken to Florence Hospital with injuries.
The Lane County Sheriff's Office, EMS and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted OSP.