On Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at approximately 1:04 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report motor vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near Rockaway Beach.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2015 Ford F150, operated by Benjamin George Derr (43) of Rockaway Beach, was turning northbound onto Hwy-101 from Old Pacific Highway when he struck a pedestrian, Sheila Ann Demartino (76) of Rockaway Beach, who was crossing Hwy-101 at the same intersection.
Demartino suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Hwy-101 was closed for 4 hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, and Garibaldi Fire assisted the scene.