OSP Releases Name; Two People Dead In Traffic Crash East Of Elkton

Oregon State Police have released the names of the two people killed in a traffic crash that occurred on Sunday morning on Highway 138 about 8 miles east of Elkton. According to OSP, a Ford Probe driven by 27-year-old Danny D. Harris, from Tennessee, was westbound on Highway 138 entering a right hand curve after passing three cars when it failed to negotiate the curve and began traveling in the eastbound lane. An eastbound Chevy pickup driven by 59-year-old Paul Wellington, from Redding, California, was unable to avoid a head-on crash. Paul Wellington and his passenger, 59-year-old Terri Wellington, were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg with non-life threatening injuries. Harris, and the Ford’s other occupant, were pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger has been identified as 24-year-old Athena N. Byrd, also from Tennessee. OSP was assisted by other agencies and the section of highway was closed for over two hours.

This entry was posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, State News.