Single-vehicle crash on Highway 101
The Oregon State Police investigated a single-vehicle crash at around 7 p.m. April 24 on Highway 101 on the north side of Cape Foulweather.
A 49-year-old Newport woman was traveling south in a Toyota sedan when she lost control after pulling alongside a passing motorist. The driver crossed the fog line and crashed into a guardrail and some trees. The vehicle overturned.
The driver was alone and was not injured in the crash. She was transported to her residence in Newport, and the vehicle was removed by Coast Towing. No citations were issued.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and Depoe Bay Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Man cited following rollover crash
An Oregon State Police officer was dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash shortly after 8 p.m. on April 25. The accident occurred on Highway 20 near milepost 30.
A GMC Sonoma, driven by David S. Torres, 29, of Creswell, had been headed east when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle drove off the eastbound shoulder, struck two trees and overturned. The driver was able to get himself out of the vehicle and declined medical attention, according to the OSP report. Fatigue was believed to be a contributing factor to the crash.
The driver was cited for failure to drive within his lane of travel, and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Coast Towing.
State police conduct welfare check
An Oregon State Police officer was asked to conduct a welfare check on an older man seen walking along Highway 18 near the Van Duzer Rest Area shortly before 10 p.m. on April 28.
The man, identified as Ivan M. Rich, 72, listed as homeless, was found to have a felony warrant for failing to register as a sex offender in Clackamas County. The Lincoln County Jail was unwilling to lodge him, and Clackamas County was unwilling to issue a citation due to it being a felony warrant, according to the OSP report. No further action was taken.
Woman cited for driving while suspended
An Oregon State Police officer pulled over a southbound Geo Metro at around 12:30 p.m. on April 29 on Highway 101 in Lincoln City.
The driver, identified as Bobbie Marie Mitchell, 45, of Otis, was found to be driving while suspended and driving uninsured. She was cited on both charges. Additionally, the vehicle was not registered to the driver, according to the OSP report.
The vehicle was impounded and towed from the scene by Car Care Tow Pro.