An older model Toyota Camry headed west on Yaquina Bay Road this morning, straightened out a sharp curve and went off the embankment and down onto a grassy area next to the Yaquina River.
When sheriff’s deputies pulled up there was no sign of the driver, except for skid marks the vehicle left while leaving the road and going over the side. Air bags were deployed.
There was a report earlier that a man was seen hitchhiking in the area. The car’s license plate comes back to a Newport resident. Vehicle was removed during the 9 o’clock hour.