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Yachats: Traffic crash at 101 and Sunset – now possible crime scene

Pickup off 101 at Sunset.  Driver inside, deceased.

Pickup off 101 at Sunset. Driver inside, deceased.

The area has been declared a crime scene, probably due to the driver dying.  Full blown investigation underway.

The area has been declared a crime scene, probably due to the driver dying. Full blown investigation underway.
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11:47am
Report of a single vehicle off Highway 101 into a ditch at 101 and Sunset. That’s a little north of Yachats proper.  No word on injuries yet.

11:53am
Arriving firefighters say it’s a pickup that ran off the road and into a ditch. Checking for injuries.

11:54am
Victim is still inside the pickup, unconscious, doors locked. Firefighters are extracating the victim. Firefighters are summoning REACH helo ambulance to the scene.

11:58am
Firefighter’s attempts to revive the driver are unsuccessful. REACH cancelled. Firefighters summon OSP and Lincoln County Sheriff’s because they believe they have a crime scene on their hands.

12:07am
Fire command summons ODOT for traffic control – says OSP will be investigating the scene “for a while.” Only southbound lane is open on 101 at Sunset. Northbound lane is CLOSED.

 

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