Driver receives minor injuries in crash

An Oregon State Police officer investigated a single-vehicle crash at around 4:30 p.m. on March 12 on Highway 101 north of Lincoln City.

A 77-year-old Lincoln City man was driving north in a small Toyota sedan and had begun taking the exit for eastbound Highway 18 when the car went off the right-hand shoulder, and the vehicle rolled onto its top.

The driver was alone and was able to exit the vehicle. He was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City for treatment of minor injuries. He was warned by OSP for failing to drive within his lane of travel.

The car was towed from the scene by Car Care Towing.

Driver cited for failure to yield

The Oregon State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on Highway 101 at around 11:30 a.m. on March 19 near milepost 128 in Depoe Bay.

A Ford Explorer, driven by Mary L. Dixon, 77, of Depoe Bay, turned north onto Highway 101, and a southbound Toyota Prius collided with the Ford. The Prius came to a stop in the southbound ditch, and the Explorer came to a stop in the northbound lane of the highway. 

Both drivers were transported to the hospital for evaluation. Dixon was cited by OSP for failing to yield prior to entering the highway. 

Depoe Bay Fire, the Oregon Department of Transportation and several bystanders assisted at the scene. Both vehicles were removed by Coast Towing.

Several vehicles involved in minor crash

Several vehicles were involved in a non-injury, minor crash at milepost 5.5 on Highway 20 at around 2:40 p.m. on March 19.

According to the Oregon State Police, an eastbound Honda Civic had stopped on the highway to make a turn into Dahl Disposal. According to the OSP log, the Honda had no working brake lights or turn signals, and other eastbound vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash. Four vehicles ended up sustaining damage in the incident.

The driver of the Honda Civic, identified as Caison Jay Johnson, 19, of Newport, was cited for operation without the required lighting equipment and failure to signal with lights when required. 

The Oregon Department of Transportation, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Toledo Police Department and Toledo Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Driver cited after semi-truck overturns

A semi-truck with an attached full trailer was being driven south on Highway 101 near milepost 135.5 north of Newport at around 5:20 p.m. on March 26 when the driver began driving outside of his lane toward the southbound shoulder. The semi-truck went into a small ditch and eventually overturned. 

The driver, identified as David Gene Mosteller, 57, of Vancouver, Wash., was alone in the truck and was uninjured. He was cited for failing to drive in his lane, according to an Oregon State Police report.

AA Towing of Albany responded to remove the semi-truck and trailer. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Fire Department, Pacific West Ambulance, and ODOT Incident Response assisted OSP at the scene. The closed down for about half an hour.

Person cited for driving while suspended

An Oregon State Police officer pulled over the driver of a Mercedes ML3 on Highway 101 in Lincoln City at around 11:45 a.m. on March 27 because of a seatbelt violation.

The driver, identified as Jazmin Gomez Santiago, 26, of Lincoln City was found to have a suspended license. She was cited for driving without a license. It was also discovered that the Mercedez was uninsured, and it was towed to an impound lot by Car Care Towing.

Driver of Yachats man involved in rollover crash

A 77-year-old man was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport for evaluation after he was involved in a single-vehicle crash at around 11 a.m. on March 17 near milepost 150 on Highway 101 north of Seal Rock.

The man was driving south in a Toyota van when he drove through the northbound lane and off the shoulder of the highway. The vehicle rolled down a ravine and ended up on its top.

The driver was extricated from the vehicle and taken to an awaiting ambulance for transport to the hospital. 

The Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene, and the van was removed by Rowley’s Towing.

Two flee from scene of crash

At approximately 3:42 a.m. on March 10, a southbound Chrysler PT Cruiser left the roadway at milepost 133 of Highway 101, just south of Otter Rock, and crashed through a highway sign before colliding with a tree on the southbound shoulder. 

A male driver and a male passenger fled the scene and were located further south by Newport Fire Department personnel, according to the police report. The driver, later identified as Treigh Joshua Parr, 21, of Siletz, initially told a responding Oregon State Patrol trooper he wasn’t driving, then said he was driving from Philomath to Eugene. According to the police report, he showed signs of impairment and was transported to the hospital by Pacific West Ambulance. Parr fled the hospital prior to the trooper’s arrival there. The PT Cruiser’s passenger took a backpack and fled into the trees upon the trooper’s arrival at the crash scene. He exited the tree line sometime later and was transported from the scene by his father. 

The Newport Police Department assisted the trooper with a search of the area where the passenger was seen. Rowley’s Towing removed the vehicle.

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