Depoe Bay Fire issued a full response to a semi versus vehicle on highway 101 at the south end of Otter Crest Loop. The semi was hauling a small crane, and swerved to avoid a sedan, to no avail. The sedan was hit and the semi flipped on its side. A witness believes there is one person trapped in the semi.
Arriving Pacific West Ambulance crew saying there is no one trapped in the semi. The crane detached from the trailer and knocked out a guard rail. Also saying the southbound lanes are completely blocked.
The southbound lanes are blocked by the accident and the northbound lanes are being obstructed by fire and medical apparatus.
2 other medical calls are taxing the resources of Depoe Bay Fire and Pacific West Ambulance. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police have been called on to provide additional resources to assist with traffic control.
ODOT has arrived at the scene of the crash to take over traffic control from fire personnel and sheriff’s deputies.
The driver of the semi is being taken to PCH in Newport, no lights, no sirens.