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Deborah L. Samples, 64, killed in pedestrian collision on US Highway 101 near Newport, Oregon

Modified Date: 
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 9:49am
Accident Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Albany Woman Dies in a Pedestrian Crash near Newport

The pedestrian, identified as Deborah L. Samples, age 64, from Albany, attempted to cross the highway with oncoming traffic in both directions and was struck by a southbound 1999 Subaru Legacy driven by Joan Barry-Gertz, age 73, of Waldport.


People Involved: 
Deborah L. Samples
Joan Barry-Gertz
US Highway 101


The brief report above is incomplete. Mrs. Samples was crossing the road from the entrance of an RV park to the entrance of a state park, she was crossing in an area where others cross regularly and where pedestrians would be expected. Such a sad and tragic event.

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