Driver cited in single-vehicle crash

Shortly before 8 a.m. on June 15, an Oregon State Police officer was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash at milepost 130 on Highway 101, near Cape Foulweather.

The driver of a Nissan Frontier was traveling south, negotiating a curve on wet asphalt when, for an unknown reason, the pickup lost traction and went into a counterclockwise spin. It crossed the opposing lane of travel and struck the earthen embankment on the northbound shoulder with the rear passenger side. It then rebounded back into the southbound lane and came to a stop against the southbound guardrail, fully blocking the southbound lane.

The driver, identified as Mayra Alejandra Butler, 30, of Siletz, was cited for failure to drive within the lane of traffic. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Rowley’s Towing.

Driver uninjured in rollover crash

Just after noon on June 16, OSP investigated a single-vehicle rollover crash involving a tan Lexus SUV that occurred at about 7 a.m. that day on Highway 229 near milepost 11.5.

According to OSP, the Lexus was traveling southbound and the driver was negotiating a curve in the road when he swerved the vehicle off the southbound shoulder and down a steep rock embankment. After leaving the highway, the vehicle rolled several times before coming to an uncontrolled rest on its top, more than 50 feet from the road.

The uninjured driver reported he swerved to avoid a “small black sedan” driving northbound in the southbound lane.

The Lexus was towed from the scene by Car Care Tow Pro, and the 23-year-old driver from Lake Oswego was issued a citation/warning.

Warrant subject released

At about 5 p.m. June 18, OSP initiated a traffic stop involving a 29-year-old Springfield man who was driving an Infiniti sedan on Highway 20 near Crystal Creek Loop east of Toledo.

The driver, identified as McKenzie Daniel Harris, was found to have an active warrant for his arrest out of Lane County. Lincoln County Jail in Newport would not lodge the man into the jail due to pandemic-prevention precautions.

Harris was cited and released from the scene with a time and date to appear in Lane County Circuit Court, and was cited for traffic violations.

Sleepy driver cited

At approximately 11:50 a.m. June 23, Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 4.

An eastbound Chevrolet Silverado crossed the centerline and collided at an angle with a westbound Hyundai Elantra. All occupants wore safety restraints, airbags were deployed in the Elantra, and no injuries were reported at the scene.

Car Care Tow Pro towed both vehicles. According to the trooper’s report, the driver of the Silverado, Cameron Keith Wilson, 50, reported “nodding off,” and he was cited on charges of careless driving and driving while suspended.

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