A Coos Bay man was killed late Sunday morning on Highway 101 about ten miles south of Yachats, when his northbound pickup crossed over the center line on a curve, hit one vehicle and then another. The pickup kept going finally crashing into the guardrail overlooking a steep drop off to the sea below.
OSP troopers say driver of the red pickup, Jeremy Hackney, 45, was fatally injured in the crash. His seriously injured wife was taken to Peace Harbor Hospital in Florence. Her injuries were reported to be non-life threatening. All occupants of the other two vehicles – a pick up with a camper and van – were not injured.
What caused Mr. Hackney to cross over the center line was not immediately reported.