One young man died and another two were injured in a single vehicle rollover accident on 1000 Line Road just before 3am this morning.
Authorities say the driver, 30 year old Robert Bauman of Toledo, had hijacked two others and was transporting them to an unknown location. At milepost 1.5 on 1000 Line, the pick-up left the road and rolled over and over down at 300 foot drop off. The plunge killed passenger Nikolas Yost, 25 of Toledo and injured the other passenger Brendon Thomas also from Toledo. Arriving law enforcement found Thomas on the roadway, having crawled back up the 300′ drop off.
Both Bauman and Thomas were treated for their injuries at PCH in Newport. Bauman was later transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked for Hit and Run, Assault, Manslaughter, DUI, Kidnapping and Reckless Driving. His bail was set at just over a half-million dollars.