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Hacker and a passenger involved in two-vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon

COURTESY PHOTO OREGON STATE POLICE - This photo shows the aftermath of a Sunday, May 17, crash near Tillamook that claimed the life of Scappoose's Samuel Hacker.Scappoose resident Samuel Hacker was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Tillamook on Sunday, May 17.

At approximately 2:09 p.m, Sunday, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 milepost 63, just north of the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a BMW Z3 — operated by Hacker, 36 — was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons, it veered into the southbound lane and struck a Ford Explorer, operated by Julie Leonnig, 43, of Tillamook.

Hacker sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

A passenger in the BMW, Shayna Tacadena, 32, of Gresham, was transported by ground ambulance to Adventist Health Tillamook with serious injuries.

Leonnig received minor injuries.

Highway 101 was closed for approximately 3 1/2 hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Tillamook County Fire and Medical.


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