Washington man killed in crash on Highway 101

TILLAMOOK COUNTY, Ore. -- A Washington man is dead after driving into a bus on Highway 101, according to Oregon State Police. 

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday near milepost 81 in Tillamook County. Larry Carner, 54, of Forks, Washington, was driving southbound on Highway 101 when for unknown reasons his 1999 blue BMW crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a bus.

Michael Gilmore, 27, of Estacada, was driving a gray 2002 bus converted into a motorhome when the front of his vehicle hit the BMW as it crossed the centerline. 

Both drivers lost control of their vehicles and crashed into an embankment off the road. Carner was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were three passengers on the bus including two children but they were not injured.

 

 

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