Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Wed Feb 9, 2011.
UPDATED: Mother and daughter die in Hwy. 6 crash 2 comments
TILLAMOOK – A Tillamook-area mother and her 8-year-old daughter died Tuesday afternoon when their vehicle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a commercial truck on Highway 6 about six miles east of Tillamook.
Wendy Mizee, 33, and her daughter, Shelby Mizee, were pronounced dead at the scene.
At approximately 3:21 p.m. Feb. 8, a 2007 Cadillac four-door driven by Mizee was westbound on Highway 6 near milepost 6 negotiating a right hand curve. For an unknown reason, the Cadillac crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2003 International truck driven by Willard T. Richards, age 65, of Salem. After impact, the Cadillac rotated around and both vehicles came to rest in the westbound lane facing east.
Wendy Mizee was using safety restraints and her daughter was seated in the right rear seat position in a booster seat. The car's airbags deployed.
Richards was transported by ambulance to Tillamook County General Hospital with minor injuries. He was using safety restraints.
Highway 6 was closed at the scene during the investigation.
OSP troopers from the Tillamook, Newport and Astoria offices responded to investigate. They were assisted at the scene by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook Fire Department, Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, Tillamook County Medical Examiner, and ODOT.
UPDATE: Friends of the family kindly ask that those wishing to make donations of meals for the Mizee family do so at the following sites: Tillamook Church of the Nazarene or Oregon Coast Dance Center.