Brookings man dies in multi-car crash on Highway 101

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a Brookings man died after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 Thursday.

According to police, a Subaru Outback was driving northbound near milepost 340 when it crossed the centerline.

The Outback sideswiped a Chrysler Pacifica before striking another vehicle, driven by Brandon Michael Cunliffe Owen, 34 of Brookings.

Cunliffe Owen was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other two drivers were transported to a local hospital.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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