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Pretty day to go fishin’ at Seal Rock…

Seal Rock
Ken Gagne photo
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That gentleman with the fishing rod must’ve done some fancy dancin’ to maneuver himself out onto that rock bank. On the close up photo you can see some offshore fishing boat lost a crab pot and the rope to go with.

Terrible accident just north of Waldport – Two Yachats women killed

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Highway 101 is back open with no lane restrictions.

Two women died Sunday morning in a freak traffic collision on Highway 101, just north of Waldport. Oregon State Police troopers say a large pickup, driven by Spencer Foley, 23, of Toledo was southbound on 101 when his flatbed trailer, loaded with a large Polaris off-road vehicle, began fish-tailing side to side. The trailer separated from the pickup and went over into the northbound lane when it collided with a Toyota Sienna occupied by two women. In an instant the off road vehicle continued into the Sienna, killing both women inside. Both women were using safety restraints and their air bags deployed. The OSP identified them as driver Suzanne Aiken, 69 and her mother Loise Raether, 94, both from Yachats.

In the pickup, Foley was not injured, nor was his wife Bobbi, 23, and their two year old son.

No word yet on any possible citations.

Trailer and shop fire Seal Rock on Marsh


1196 NW Marsh Street, Seal Rock
2nd photo from Brenda Haines

Big shop fire on NW Marsh Street. Fire fighters are on scene still fighting it. Nearby main mobile home not threatened.

Fire Chief Tracy Shaw says the fire erupted in an adjacent small trailer and ignited the three story mechanics shop and paint booth. The fire smoke could be seen for miles. One Bayshore woman called 911 to report that the Bayshore Beach Club was on fire when what she was seeing was the Seal Rock fire smoke.

Chief Shaw says they will finish putting out the fire tonight and return in the morning to try to determine a cause. Estimated damage is well over $100,000.

Seal Rock: Semi Rollover south of Marsh Road, milepost 153. Driver killed.

4:58pm OSP Update: The 28 year old driver was from Idaho. The truck was last seen driving at about thirty miles an hour, then traveled off the right shoulder, hit an embankment, then rolled over onto its left side.
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The driver of a southbound semi on Highway 101 south of Seal Rock was killed Thursday morning when, for an unknown reason, his semi drifted off the right shoulder near Marsh Road and rolled onto its side. The driver was pinned in the cab.

A paramedic was on scene very quickly and initially reported that the driver was conscious and breathing. Then a short while later the paramedic reported he detected no pulse. The driver was declared dead at the scene. A Newport area mortuary responded to remove the body. No name has yet been released.

Traffic was backed up on Highway 101 for a long ways in both directions. At around 1pm traffic was being allowed through using the northbound lane, alternating with flaggers.

Highway 101 was returned to normal traffic flow after the truck was removed at round 4pm.

So. Beaver Creek Road – Vehicle upside down in a gully – headlights on – occupants trapped


So. Beaver Creek, mile post 4
Lincoln Navigator wedged in gully after running off the road
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A Beaver Creek area woman was injured Wednesday morning when her Lincoln Navigator left South Beaver Creek Road at mile post 4 and rolled over onto its top, becoming wedged at the bottom of a gully. Central Coast and Seal Rock Fire Rescue managed to get rescue equipment into place to pull the woman out from under the wreck. As you can see they had very little room to work with.

The woman was placed in a Central Coast Fire Ambulance where paramedics were evaluating her. It did not leave the scene immediately and no medical helicopter was summoned.

Cause of the accident is being investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

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