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Astoria man dies in Highway 30 collision

Head-on crash Sunday afternoon

The Daily Astorian

Published on April 22, 2018 4:58PM

Last changed on April 23, 2018 8:56AM

Highway 30 was closed for about three hours Sunday after a fatal crash.

Oregon State Police

Highway 30 was closed for about three hours Sunday after a fatal crash.


An Astoria man was killed Sunday afternoon in a collision on U.S. Highway 30 just east of the city.

Douglas Morgan, 54, was driving a Toyota Prius westbound on the highway at about 1:45 p.m. when a Chevrolet Tahoe driven eastbound by Lori Courtwright crossed the double-yellow centerline into Morgan’s path, authorities said.

Morgan died at the scene.

Courtwright, 43, of Warrenton, suffered serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to a Portland area hospital.

The highway was closed for about three hours.

Oregon State Police is investigating the crash, which occurred near milepost 94 east of the Tongue Point Job Corps Center.



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