Two McKinleyville Women Named as Victims of Fatal Crash Near Orick

The truck and trailer the victim's vehicle

The truck and trailer the victim’s vehicle hit is parked on the left off the roadway. [Crop of a photo by Carole Hummingbird Segura]

The California Highway Patrol has identified the two victims. They stated, “The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup has been identified as 46 year old Terra Smith of McKinleyville.  The passenger has been identified as 64 year old Andra Cooper of McKinleyville.”

According to information released yesterday, “On 05-23-2018, at approximately 1320 hours, [the two women were traveling in] a red Chevrolet Silverado pickup was traveling southbound on US-101, south of Bald Hills Rd. For unknown reasons, the pickup traveled off the west roadway edge and overturned onto its side. The pickup then slid into the northbound lane of traffic where it collided with a Peterbilt tractor trailer…”

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  • I hope you two were able to enjoy many moments during your ride on this planet. Rest in peace ladies.

  • I have known Andra and her daughter for more than 30 years. I feel so bad for their family and friends….good folks..God bless them.

  • I have known Andra for many years, first when she worked as a care giver for Redwoods United in the Better Living Services Department. Later she and her daughter catered events for my current place of work, at the Adorni. She dropped by our agency at least once a year it seems, just to drop off a plate of goodies. RIP Andra, RIP.

  • Katrina Bertelsen

    This world lost two beautiful souls! Andra always had an infectious smile and such a kind heart. Sending many prayers to family and friends during this time. RIP beautiful ladies!

  • My heart goes out to their loved ones. R.I.P. ladies.

  • Such a sad day. I just was thinking of Andra the other day. Her quirky little voice. I met her over 25 years ago when I was helping my mom do her House of Lloyd parties💧

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