Names released in fatal Hwy 101 crash

Names released in fatal Hwy 101 crash
Photo courtesy: Oregon State Police

WALDPORT, Ore. -- Oregon State Police have released the names of the two women who were killed in a crash north of Waldport on Highway 101 Sunday morning.

Emergency crews were called out to the crash about 3.5 miles north of Waldport at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said that a Dodge Ram truck driven by Spencer Foley, 23 of Toledo, was headed south towing a flatbed trailer with a Polaris off-road vehicle on board.

At around milepost 152 the trailer started to fishtail back and forth. Eventually it broke free of the truck and went into the northbound lane.

The trailer hit the side of a Toyota Sienna van carrying two women, police said. The off-road vehicle left the trailer and hit the van as well.

The two women found deceased at the scene were identified Suzanne Carol Aiken, 69, and her mother, Loise A. Raether, 94, both of Yachats, Ore.

Troopers say both women were wearing seat belts and the airbags in the van did deploy.

Hwy 101 was blocked for about four hours while authorities investigated the crash.