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Fatal Vehicle / Pedestrian Crash - Highway 42S east of Bandon
01/11/2010
Lieutenant Steve Smartt
Oregon State Police - Coos Bay
(541) 888-2677

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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the interagency Coos County Crash Team, is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's fatal auto / pedestrian crash that resulted in the death of a Bandon man on Highway 42S east of the Bandon city limits. According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), this is the first traffic fatality in Oregon for 2010.
 
According to OSP Recruit Trooper Khris Brandon, on January 11, 2010 at approximately 6:22 a.m. a 2005 Dodge Stratus four-door driven by BRENDA RAE WILSON, age 46, from Bandon, was westbound on Highway 42S near milepost 1 traveling through a slight right curve when her car struck a man walking in the westbound lane. The conditions were dark and the man, identified as RANDALL EARL TOURNEY, age 49, from Bandon, was wearing dark clothing.
 
TOURNEY was pronounced deceased at the scene. He lived about 1/2 mile from the scene.
 
WILSON was not injured. She was using safety restraints.
 
OSP troopers from Coos Bay Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
 
Bandon Police Department, ODOT and the Coos County Crash team assisted. Representatives of the interagency crash team were from Coos County Sheriff's Office, Coos Bay Police Department, North Bend Police Department and Coquille Police Department.
 
The highway was closed to one lane until about 9:45 a.m.