Merlen Kelly, 76, of Wedderburn, died in a one car crash Monday about 12 mile north of Brookings.

Oregon State Police Troopers (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to the single vehicle crash on U.S. 101 Monday at about 5:55 p.m. near milepost 344.

A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that Kelly was driving a Geo Metro north when it left the roadway and struck a tree, state police said.

Kelly sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to troopers.

OSP was assisted by the Curry County Sheriff's Office, Gold Beach Rural Fire Department, CAL-ORE Ambulance, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.