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North of Toledo on 229: Rollover accident – occupant pinned

Dangerous black-ice covered curve, Hwy 229 at mp 28.

Dangerous black-ice covered curve, Hwy 229 at mp 28.

Debris field covered most of both lanes.

Debris field covered most of both lanes.

Vehicle rolled through the curve, spun around and rolled up onto its side in the brush.

Vehicle rolled through the curve, spun around and rolled up onto its side in the brush.

Black ice and frost covered curve where control of the vehicle was first lost as it headed south.

Black ice and frost covered curve where control of the vehicle was first lost as it headed south.

Vehicle rollover at 229 and Camp 12 Loop.  SUV left the road, hit embankment and rolled up onto its side. No injuries.

Vehicle rollover at 229 and Camp 12 Loop. SUV left the road, hit embankment and rolled up onto its side.
No injuries.

Black icy 229 dropping down into Siletz.

Black icy 229 dropping down into Siletz.

Up Logsden Road:  Where there's shade, there's ice and road frost.

Up Logsden Road: Where there’s shade, there’s ice and road frost.

Oregon State Police issued a formal report on the accident on 229, milepost 28 on Sunday. Turns out it was not the driver that was hurt, but a passenger. Here is the OSP report.

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning’s serious injury single vehicle rollover crash that occurred along Highway 229 south of Siletz in Lincoln County.

At approximately 10:19 a.m., a 2000 Ford Expedition driven by MARCOS MUNIZ-STRONG, age 31, from Siletz, was traveling southbound on Highway 229 near milepost 28 when MUNIZ-STRONG lost control on a curve that was coated with ice and frost. The vehicle rolled once then continued off the highway where it came to rest on its side. A considerable debris field covered both travel lanes.

MUNIZ-STRONG and two juvenile age passengers received minor injuries but were not transported to a hospital. A third passenger identified as JONATHAN P. BENEDICT, age 22, from Toledo, was seriously injured and transported by REACH air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

Benedict suffered a severe arm injury which emergency responders said was caused by it being pinned under the car.

All occupants were using safety restraints.

Then a little later, just up 229 at Camp 12 Loop another rollover accident occurred as an SUV, headed south from Siletz went out of control on the frosty covered pavement. The SUV went off the south side of the highway, hit the road embankment, spun around and landed facing northeast on it’s right side. No one was hurt, again, thanks to seat belts.

There was another report of a rollover accident way out Logsden Road, beyond the Moonshine Park turnoff. No reported injuries on that one either. Seat belts save lives and lessen injuries.

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