TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR. (THECOUNT) — Ruth Ann Whittenberg, of Hammond, Louisiana, has been identified as the victim in a vehicle crash in Tillamook County, Oregon on Saturday Afternoon.

Whittenberg, was killed in a two-vehicle crash that also injured two other individuals on Saturday near Tillamook.


According to reports, Whittenberg was operating a Buick Century on US-101 near Tillamook, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a Toyota Tacoma.

Whittenberg was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The occupants of the Tacoma were transported to an area hospital with unknown non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Tillamook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,250. The county seat is Tillamook. The county is named for the Killamuk, an American Indian tribe who were living in the area in the early 19th century at the time of European American settlement – Wikipedia.