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Very serious vehicle crash on Alsea Highway – Vehicle goes over 50 foot embankment

5pm –  Reports say a driver at milepost 22 on Alsea Highway tried to dodge a deer but he hit it.  Unfortunately the vehicle wound up going over a 50 foot drop-off on the river side of the highway and is stranded down below.  Rescue operations are enroute.  A rope rescue mission is being called out to rescue the driver.

5:33pm Driver has climbed back up to the Alsea Highway.  He’s receiving a medical evaluation.  Other medical personnel are returning to base.

6:02pm  Driver will be air ambulanced to a hospital.  The air lift will launch from near Waldport High School.

 

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